lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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to deceive someone-dat about something-acc

Usage notes

This verb is more general than màxk. ‘deceive with words, lie’ and is therefore mostly used for non-verbal kinds of deceit.


NLem gjnung‑a
LMLem, MLem gjingung‑a ‘make harmless trickeries, cheat’
OLem gjingung‑ ‘cuckoo’s egg > harmless trickery, cheating’
PLem *gjengung‑ ‘cuckoo’
PIE *g̑ʰégʰug̑ʰ‑eh₂, probably onomatopoetic

See also kukà. ‘cuckoo’.


Eng gawk, Ice gaukur ‘cuckoo’