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  1. I didn’t go into detail on this one, did I?

    sapīþa can refer to a fluid, anpīþi, which we generally call saliva.
    sapīþa can refer to a specific quantity of fluid, japīþa, so a gobbet of spit (that presumably someone spat).
    sapīþa can also refer to the noise accompanying the creation of the gobbet of spit.

    So: ñi sapīþa; ‘Someone made spit’ can be interpreted as ‘Someone salivated.’ or as ‘Someone spit (out some spit).’

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