Lemizh / English dictionary
agentive dat: to seize something-acc from someone-nom
This word has a negative connotation on the lines of ‘(forcefully) taking something away from someone’, as opposed to the neutral tàk..
With a person in the accusative, this verb can metaphorically mean ‘be seized from one’s ordinary life, have one’s life turned upside down’.
< NLem, LMLem, MLem kafk‑a
< OLem kafk‑
< PLem *kafk‑, sk̑-present of
< PIE *keh₂p‑ ‘seize, grasp’
Eng have, Lat capiō ‘take, seize’