пизем

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Moksha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Erzya пиземе (pizeme).

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

пизем (pizem)

  1. rain
    • O. Je. Poljakov (1993) Russko-mokšanskij razgovornik [Russian-Moksha phrasebook], Saransk: Mordovskoje knižnoje izdatelʹstvo, →ISBN
      Атям (атям мархта пизепт)
      Atjam (atjam marxta pizept)
      Thunder (thunder with rain)

Usage notes[edit]

According to Paasonen, the Mordvinic languages have a verb пиземс (pizems, to rain), calquing Russian where rain and snow is said "to go" is, however, very common, the verbs молемс (molems) and тумс (tums) are used for this purpose.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ṕiźem in Heikki Paasonen, Mordwinisches Wörterbuch