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ahmia

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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Etymology

  • Frequentative aspect of the non-existent verb *ahmata, from which also ahmaista is derived.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈɑxmi.ɑˣ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑhmiɑ
  • Hyphenation: ah‧mi‧a

Verb

ahmia

  1. (transitive) To wolf down, eat quickly, gulp, gobble, hog, stuff oneself with (without regard for table manners).

Usage notes

  • Being a momentane verb, ahmaista is used when the amount of the food to be wolfed down is confined or the moment of eating is transient, whereas the frequentative ahmia is used when the duration of the eating is longer, more continuous or more or less indefinite. The difference can sometimes be translated in English by using the continuous tense.

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (to wolf down, etc. — with the act being continuous) hotkia, ahnehtia

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