[Spellyans] ‘Pound’ in Cornish

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Wed Jan 7 12:18:35 GMT 2009


I wish that today's taxman could be forgiving as this biblical  
creditor!!!!

A financially struggling Craig


On 7 Gen 2009, at 08:14, nicholas williams wrote:

> kyns y vn teller yn beys
> dev kendoner yth ege
> the vn dettor me a grys
> an nyl thotho a delle
> pymp cans dyner monyys
> ha hanter cans y gyle
> y's gavas thethe keffrys
>
> [Once somewhere in the world
> there were two debtors
> owing to the same creditor.
> One of them owed 500 pence
> and the other 50 pence.
> He forgave them both equally]
> PC 501-07.
>
> This is based on St Luke 7: 41-42:
> There was a certain creditor which had two debtors:
> the one owed five hundred pence,
> and the other fifty.
> And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.
>
> Though the author of Passio Christi almost certainly knew the  
> passage from the Vulgate:
>
> duo debitores erant cuidam feneratori
> unus debebat denarios quingentos
> alius quinquaginta
> non habentibus illis unde redderent donavit utrisque.
>
> Nicholas
>
>
>
> On 7 Jan 2009, at 07:55, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
>
>> I think there's a line in one of the Miracle Plays about someone  
>> owing the sum of 500 dynar.
>
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Craig Weatherhill





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