[Spellyans] Can anyone help me

Eddie Climo eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 16:51:27 IST 2012


Hi Linus,

Nance 1938 gives:

kygel f. distaff (C.Voc. kigel, Dialect "kiggal")

Eddie Climo

On 2012 Gor 11, at 15:17, Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com> wrote:

> First of all, sorry for abusing the list for something non-Cornish, but you are the easiest to reach group of peopleu with Celtic expertise. As you might know, I am writing my MA-thesis about the Ushant dialect of Breton. The deadline for handing in my thesis is this Friday, and I am therefore very busy checking everything at the moment. I found out that I need to take a look at two books that are supposed to be in our University Library. The library is closed this week, however, (of all times!) so I had to order them to be sent to a different university location. The problem is that one of the books seems to have disappeared from the catalogue, and the other that I did order just won't arrive. So, I was wondering if any of you has access to one or both of these books.
> The books are:
> Fleuriot, Dictionnaire des glosses en vieux breton (Paris 1964).
> (I need to know what page 187 says about the gloss gueldenes gl. 'insula indomita')
> 
> Vendryes, Lexique étymologique de l’irlandais ancien, 7 vols (Dublin 1959-1996).
> ( I need to know what etymology he gives for cuicél 'distaff')
> 
> To keep it somewhat on the topic of Cornish: is the Cornish word for 'distaff' attested in the traditional texts? In Middle Breton it is queiguel, the Ushant dialect has [ˈkigel] (Peurunvan keigel). In Middle Welsh we find cogeil (Modern Welsh cogail, cogel).
> 
> All the best,
> 
> Linus
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