# Lemizh / English dictionary

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## dà. [1]

to give something-acc to someone-dat;

dat: to get, receive (agentive: take) something-acc from someone-nom

dyxàf. to water something-dat

### Usage notes

Giving at the ‘right’ time was an important issue in Late Middle Lemizh times, governed by rather complicated rules. Today, we still have phrases such as dà nÌjaR. ‘give between times = commit a social blunder’ and dà gmÌaR. ‘give outside times = ditto’; and dàR. ‘the time of giving’ can mean ‘exactly the right moment’.

### Etymology

< NLem dO‑a

< LMLem dÒ‑a

< MLem dOO‑a

< OLem dö‑

< PLem *dō‑, Narten present of

< PIE *deh₃‑

#### Cognates

Gk δίδωμι ‘give’, Lat dō ‘give’

## dà. [2]

mot/caus: to calculate a trigonometric function of an angle etc.-dat to give some result-acc (see unit 7, Mathematical functions)

dyprà. to calculate the cosine (⇐ prìl dÌil. ⇔ dà prìly. ~ ‘calculate the frontness’, i.e. the distance in the direction of the first or *x*-axis)

dyàf. to calculate the sine (~ ‘calculate the upness’)

dyfàw. to calculate the tangent (~ ‘calculate the farness’)

### Etymology

academic formation, gender change of

< NLem disk‑a ‘circle’

See dàsk. for further information.

#### Cognates

Eng disc (via Lat discus)