Lemizh / English dictionary
to be angry with someone-dat/causal-receiving, about something-acc/causal-transporting (see unit 3, Ambiguous usage);
agentive caus, causal-reflexive: to anger someone-nom
Anger being a potentially constructive emotion has been recognised since Early New Lemizh times. In Modern Lemizh, this verb mainly evokes an energetic, extroverted kind of reaction.
gender change of
< NLem pfi‑a
< LMLem pifì‑yr ‘bulge’ [noun]
< MLem pifii‑yr
< OLem pifī‑ ‘swell’
< PLem *pifī‑, i-reduplicated athematic present of
< PIE *pei̯h₁‑
For some strange reason, masculinisation is common in verbs of emotion; see spàz. ‘be happy’.
Ved pínvate ‘swells’