[Spellyans] Gwedh Aspect

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Apr 25 17:48:33 IST 2017


Many thanks, Ian.

Certainly for Penwith (pennwydh?), "end-aspect" makes a lot more sense than "trees!"  Not that we didn't have trees in antiquity, of course.   We did, but hardly remarkable in comparison with other, more wooded, areas of Cornwall.

Anowr,
Craig




On 2017 Ebr 25, at 17:33, <iacobianus at googlemail.com> <iacobianus at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> 
> With apologies to Dr George, he refers to gwedh in his entry for tirwedh, but in fact there is only one gwedh in the Gerlyver Meur, the one meaning ‘aspect’ which Dr George believes may legitimately be used as a simplex, so I am quite wrong to ascribe the folk etymology to him! And of course in Common Cornish the entry for trees is under gwydh.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Ian
> 
> From: Craig Weatherhill
> Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎25‎ ‎April‎ ‎2017 ‎16‎:‎08
> To: spellyans at kernowek.net
> 
> We have <tirwedh> for "landscape".  How does the second element of this word (presumably <*gwedh>) translate into English?
> I need opinions for the Penwith Landscape Partnership, please.
> 
> I note that <tirwel> is also in current use.  That of course, is rather simpler to unravel - <tir> + <gwel>, "prospect, view".
> 
> Craig
> 
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