[Spellyans] Etymology of Cornish language months of the year and seasons

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 16:36:25 GMT 2010

Mîz Est is the same as Welsh Awst and derives directly from Augustus,  
cf. English August, French août.
Augustus gave his name to one month, and Iulius Caesar to another.  
Originally there was only one month, called Quintilis.

On 10 Whe 2010, at 16:28, janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk wrote:

> Mîz Est, August (month); hot month (poss. from Latin aestas = summer,
> or aestus = heat)

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