Lemizh / English dictionary
to perform witchcraft
trèw. witch; also the constellation Virgo (see appendix, Constellations)
The idea that witches often come in threes is nicely matched by the phonological similarity to trÌ. ‘three’.
< NLem trom‑a
< LMLem tràmi‑yr ‘gut’
< Koi τράμι‑ς, nominalisation of
< SHell *tér‑mi ‘drill, rub’, root present of
< PIE *terh₁‑
The NLem word literally means ‘gut-maker’; the concept was probably ‘someone making the guts whole = someone healing the innards’. Gender change was inhibited by the word trÌ..
doublet of tràd.
Lat terō ‘rub’, possibly Eng throw