Lemizh / English dictionary
to bend something-dat into some shape-acc [e.g. into a z]; to break something-dat into something-acc [e.g. into parts, in two] by bending;
dat: to bend; to break into something-acc by being bent
The ‘deforming’ and ‘destroying’ meanings are distinguished by the acc object or – often simpler – by instead using a nominal verb expressing a shape, versus nominal verbs such as skràp. ‘split, turn into parts’, dwà. ‘turn into two [parts]’, etc.
< NLem, LMLem, MLem lung‑a ‘break by bending’
< OLem lung‑
< PLem *lung‑, nasal-infix present of
< PIE *leu̯g̑‑ or *leu̯g‑