Lemizh / English dictionary
to save (up) something (money, valuable things)-acc
The original meaning of this Ethiynic loan is saving (i.e. not spending or giving away) or saving up (accumulating) money or valuables. It can, however, freely be used for anything that is deemed valuable, including breath, time, memories, etc.
< Eth þnejxa ‘something conserved or preserved’
< PWald *snéih‑a ‘preserved food’, nominalisation, full-grade thematic present of
< PIE *snei̯gʷʰ‑ ‘adhere; snow’
doublet of snàw.
Eng snow, Lat nix ‘snow’