lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Lemizh / English dictionary

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to make horses (also chess knights; and also the constellation Pegasus; see appendix, Constellations)

Usage notes

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

doublet of ehwà. and xikà.


Lat equus ‘horse’, Gk ἵππος ‘horse’