[Spellyans] A word for a bet
ray at spyrys.org
Sun Feb 12 10:23:04 GMT 2017
In a recent family discussion the Cornish word for 'a bet' was
required. I couldn't remember the word so I put forward on the spur of
the moment, 'wājer'.
On looking at dictionaries I find that the word 'gwystel' is not
really very satisfactory with more of the meaning a pledge and
'kessensyans' is not much better. We have in Cornish the word 'wāja'
at P.C. 1187 to mean a wage. Bearing in mind the origin of the word
'wage', I see nothing wrong with extending 'waja' to 'wajer' meaning
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