lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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xtà.

to make eight individuals

Usage notes

Eight is the number of the Far North (possibly because of the eight stars of the Plough or Big Dipper, including Alcor) and other cold and icy places, such as frozen lakes and other bodies of water. This association can be traced back to Old Lemizh times.

In Late Middle Lemizh, the number acquired an edgy quality.

Etymology

NLem xtO‑a
LMLem xtÒ‑yl
MLem xtOU‑yl
OLem çtöü‑, inflected form of
PLem *oçtōw
PIE *ok̑tṓu̯

Cognates

Eng eight, Gk ὀκτώ ‘eight’