lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Lemizh / English dictionary

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to inflate, stretch something-dat into some shape-acc; to burst, rip, tear something-dat into something-acc [e.g. dust; in two];
dat: to stretch; to burst, rip, tear into something-acc

Usage notes

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 nemb‑a ‘burst, tear’
OLem nemb‑
PLem *nemb‑ ‘burst, shatter’, Narten present of
PIE *nebʰ‑


Ved nábhate ‘bursts, shatters’