[Spellyans] Box

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Oct 9 16:11:55 IST 2010


On 9 Oct 2010, at 21:42, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> I can only imagine that they got it from Cornish speech.  Kistvaen, "stone box" would have been very much what you'd expect local farmers to describe an exposed cist in a barrow on their land.

Well, the OED has it from Welsh cist faen.

In any case I don't see [kiːst] in this word, still.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/





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