lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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to make/build dams

Usage notes

This verb has been used since Early New Lemizh to express ‘putting obstacles in someone’s way’; with an inner accusative, the word can mean ‘obstacle, hurdle’.


gender change of
NLem wemabwr‑a
LMLem, MLem wembrw‑yr
OLem wembrw‑
PLem *bwembrw‑
PIE *bʰébʰru‑s ‘beaver’, reduplicated noun of
  PIE *bʰreu̯‑ ‘brown’

Gender change was motivated by the myth that only female beavers build dams.


Eng beaver, brown