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Sat Jan 19 22:46:11 GMT 2013


On 19 January 2013 22:41, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:

> This word is poorly attested. The only known example seems to be in A
> Fisherman’s Catch given by Capt. Noel Carter of St Agnes to T. Tonkin*, *Esq.
> 1698
>
> *Bez mî a trouviaz un pysg brawze naw losia* 'But I found a great fish of
> nine tails'
>

Nicholas - is that where would have got his 'trovia' from, which is where I
guess Nance got 'trovya' from - maybe directly from French 'trouver',
English 'trover'?

Kevin 'Herbie' Blackburn
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