Lemizh / English dictionary
to make 4096 individuals
The number 1000 has traditionally been seen as unlucky, attested from Old Lemizh. Fortunately, it is no longer a round number (1000dec = 3E8hex) and can easily be avoided.
< NLem jesl‑a
< LMLem, MLem jesl‑yl
< OLem jesl‑ ‘thousand’
< PLem *gjesl‑
< PIE *g̑ʰés‑l‑os lit. ‘a hand full (of corn?)’, l-stem noun of
PIE *g̑ʰes‑ ‘grip’
Following the example of skmà., the numeric value of this word was adapted to the Ghean hexadecimal system in Middle Lemizh.
Eng kilo- (via Gk χίλιοι ‘thousand’), probably Lat mille (< PIE *sm̥‑g̑ʰésl‑os ‘one thousand’)