lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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drà.

to make trees

Etymology

NLem dur‑a ‘wood (material)’
LMLem dur‑yr
MLem duru‑yr
OLem duru‑
PLem *doru‑ ‘tree, wood (material)’
PIE *dóru

The semantic change from ‘wood’ (the material) to ‘tree’ is motivated by the mythologically female nature of trees. The variant with the ‘male’ poststem, drÌt., is the modern word for the material.

The NLem word for ‘tree’ was wror‑a, which would have become (feminised) ModLem wrà., a homonym of ‘carry’.

also a doublet of drulà.

Cognates

Eng tree, Gk δόρυ ‘wood, tree, spear’