Lemizh / English dictionary
to make important for something/someone-ben
This is an adjectival verb, treating importance as a property like heavy or yellow, as in ‘Sunlight is important [for plants]’. To express an emotion such as ‘You are important to me’, use the corresponding word with the ‘female’ poststem and verb-of-emotion plot usage, kfrà. ‘care for, deem important’.
< NLem kfror‑a
< LMLem, MLem kfrar‑yr
< OLem kfrar‑
< PLem *kfrar‑, r-stem adjective of
< PIE *gʷreh₂‑ ‘heavy’
doublet of kfrà.
Gk βαρύς ‘heavy’, Ved gurú ‘guru; weighty’