Lemizh / English dictionary
to make horses (also chess knights; and also the constellation Pegasus; see appendix, Constellations)
Since Middle Lemizh times this word emphasises the nobility the Lemizh have traditionally seen in this animal; i.e. it connotes ‘steed’ rather than ‘nag’.
Calling a human a horse is praise for doing good, in a steady way, maybe even stubbornly.
< NLem ehw‑a
< LMLem, MLem ehw‑yr
< OLem heshw‑
< PLem *heshw‑
< PIE *h₁ék̑u̯‑os
Lat equus ‘horse’, Gk ἵππος ‘horse’