Lemizh / English dictionary
to cut something-dat into something-acc [e.g. pieces, in two] with a knife
The knife is a metaphor for nourishing and supporting fellow humans, for example children (based on the idea of cutting bread or meat).
< NLem, LMLem, MLem gwer‑a
< OLem gwer‑ ‘cut’
< PLem *gwer‑, Narten present of
< PIE *kʷer‑
Ved kr̥ṇóti ‘does’, Lit kuriù ‘build, create; kindle’