[Spellyans] Box

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Oct 9 16:24:54 IST 2010


Neither do I.

Craig


On 9 Hed 2010, at 16:11, Michael Everson wrote:

> 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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