Lemizh / English dictionary
to make the goddess Minerva/Athena; to make the dwarf planet Pluto
See djeipysràd. for some information on Lemizh polytheism.
gender change of
< NLem minesw‑a, academic loan of
< OLem minesw‑ ‘Goddess of wisdom’
< PLem *menesw‑
< PIE *men‑ésu̯‑eh₂, nominalisation of
PIE *men‑ ‘think’
Pluto was named for the owl-eyed Athena because owl’s eyes are needed to spot it. Later, it turned out that she had not only wisdom but also a great heart.
Gk μνάομαι ‘remember’, Lat Minerva