Lemizh / English dictionary
to deceive someone-dat about something-acc
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’