[Spellyans] January and other months.

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 00:04:52 GMT 2012


Some time ago I was told (info poss originating with RG) that Hedra came
from the bellowing of stags (rutting season) and that Kevar came from kewer
(weather) - both of which seem appropriate to the months in question
Jan


On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:

> JANUARY
> Does anyone else think that <mis Genver> should be <mis Jenver>?  It's
> evidently derived from the Latin "month of Janus", and the attestations are
> mostly from the Late Cornish period.  These are (from Gendall's source
> dictionary):
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> Genver (Lhuyd)
> Miz Jenvar (Gendall cites 'RW', but doesn't give RW in his list of
> abbreviations)
> Miz Yenvar (Gwavas)
> "the G soft" (W.A. Jeffery, per Alan St V. Collins, marginal notes in his
> copy of Williams's 'Lexicon', from trad. words collected from Mousehole and
> Newlyn).
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> OCTOBER
> Does anyone know the derivation/translation of ~<mis Hedra>?
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> DECEMBER
> What is "kevar-" in <mis Kevardhu>?
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> Craig
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