[Spellyans] to find

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 12:01:14 GMT 2013


Carter’s rhyme about the catch of fish contains the only example of trouvya in a connected texts. Pryce gives Trovia, to find; troviaz, I found. Borlase gives Trouviaz, found. It looks as though Pryce and Borlase got their citations from versions of the same rhyme. 

Trouvya in Cornish is probably derived from the English legal term trover ‘finding and keeping’; cf. treasure-trove < ME tresor trove. 

Nicholas

On 19 Jan 2013, at 22:47, e-mail kevin.blackburn1 wrote:

> Sorry - meant where Pryce would have got ...

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