[Spellyans] The Cornish for 'fisherman'

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon May 18 18:16:52 IST 2009


In his 1938 and 1951 dictionaries Nance gives pyscajor as a variant of  
pyscador 'fisherman'.
The only examples of this word I can find are:

piscadur 'piscator' Old Cornish Vocabulary
puscador TH 45a
Poscaders (plural) x 2 Rowe
Pysgadar 'A fisher-man' AB; 17a
Pysgadar yn mytern 'kingfisher' AB: 65a
Pysgadar 'fisherman' AB: 120c.
Pysgadar 'A fisherman' AB: 240c.

Every example has -d- rather than -j-. Where did Nance get pyscajor?  
Was it his own invention?

Nicholas
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