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e-mail kevin.blackburn1 kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Sat Jan 19 22:47:13 GMT 2013


Sorry - meant where Pryce would have got ...


On 19 January 2013 22:46, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 <
kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com> wrote:

>
> 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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