lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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to ride a horse etc.-dat (focusing on the horse being directed) or -acc (focusing on the horse moving)

xìc., xÌc. mount (animal/device used to ride on)

Usage notes

As this word implies steering, it is unsuitable for translating phrases such as ‘ride a train’; use jàx. with an instrumental object instead. Also compare ràt. which means steering without necessarily mounting up.


NLem xic‑a
LMLem xìc‑a
MLem xiic‑a ‘drive’
OLem xīzh‑
PLem *xīzh‑, i-reduplicated athematic present of
PIE *h₂eg̑‑


Eng act (via Lat agō ‘drive’)