Lemizh / English dictionary
to make the goddess Diana/Artemis; to make the minor planet Pallas
See djeipysràd. for some information on Lemizh polytheism.
gender change of
< NLem xyrtksor‑a, academic loan of
< OLem xyrtksor‑ ‘Bear-Lady’
< PLem *xartk‑sor‑, feminine of
PLem *xartk‑ ‘bear’
< PIE *h₂ŕ̥tk̑‑os
Artemis was chosen as the namesake for the minor planet Pallas because of its high inclination to the ecliptic (35°) – it ventures far into the wilderness, so to speak.
doublet of xràtx.
Eng Arctic (via Gk ἄρκτος ‘bear’), Lat ursus ‘bear’