[Spellyans] Cornish for 'twilight'
njawilliams at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 12:49:23 GMT 2017
In his most recent dictionary Gendall quotes Lhuyd’s MS dictionary, but he may
not have understood the entry fully. Gendall writes:
tyrandhêa: t at randhéa ELMS, apparently = between the day, or tween light
Gendall’s citation is incomplete. Lhuyd writes:
Tyrandhêa ẁlw kyvnos, gogyvnos, cyvlychwyr.
The three W words mean ‘dusk, twilight’.
The Cornish is for (in)ter an dhew wolow ‘between the two lights’ (sun and moon) i.e. twilight.
Cf. the Irish idir an dá sholas ‘between the two lights, at twilight.'
We thus have a new Cornish phrase inter an dhew wolow, ter an dhew wolow ‘at dusk’.
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