[Spellyans] Frisian orthography

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Fri Nov 15 14:49:33 GMT 2013


Also in Breton selled "to look"

From: Spellyans [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net] On Behalf Of Nicholas Williams
Sent: 15 November 2013 15:47
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The word *suli- 'sun, eye' is not related to the root sell- 'eye', though they overlap in meaning.
sell- appears in Welsh syllu 'to look', and probably in Breton setu 'behold' < *sellet-hu.

On 15 Nov 2013, at 14:01, Craig Weatherhill wrote:


The literal meaning might well be "eye", but implies vision.  The element also appears in names like Eselt (from the Tristan legend), ad-siltia, "to be gazed upon" or, literally "at-gazed-she" (similar to the Greek Miranda).

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