[Spellyans] January and other months.

Ken MacKinnon ken at ferintosh.org
Mon Nov 26 12:48:19 GMT 2012


Janice ha ‘n gowetha-oll,

 

If Hedra refers to the rut it parallels Gaelic Damhar  à  Damh (stag)  ar
(0n heat)

 

-        An ken Ken

 

 

From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net]
On Behalf Of Janice Lobb
Sent: 24 November 2012 00:05
To: Standard Cornish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] January and other months.

 

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):

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).


OCTOBER
Does anyone know the derivation/translation of ~<mis Hedra>?

DECEMBER
What is "kevar-" in <mis Kevardhu>?

Craig







_______________________________________________
Spellyans mailing list
Spellyans at kernowek.net
http://kernowek.net/mailman/listinfo/spellyans_kernowek.net

 

  _____  

No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2013.0.2793 / Virus Database: 2629/5912 - Release Date: 11/22/12

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://kernowek.net/pipermail/spellyans_kernowek.net/attachments/20121126/62deb0ee/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the Spellyans mailing list