lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Lemizh / English dictionary

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to hit something-dat; to smash, shatter something-dat into something-acc [e.g. shards] by hitting it;
dat: to be hit; to shatter into something-acc

Usage notes

The ‘destroying’ meanings are distinguished from the ‘hitting’ one by the acc object or – often simpler – by instead using nominal verbs such as skràp. ‘split, turn into parts’, skàqk. ‘turn into shards’, etc.


NLem, LMLem, MLem dwant‑a ‘shatter’
OLem dwant‑
PLem *dwans‑ ‘crumble’, nasal-infix present of
PIE *dʰu̯ens‑ ‘crumble, dissipate’


Ved dhváṁsate ‘crumbles, dissipates’, arguably Eng dust