[Spellyans] A word for a bet

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sun Feb 12 10:34:57 GMT 2017


Nicholas also has <gaja> for "wager" in his dictionary.

The SWF dictionary has: <kenwostel>

Craig



On 2017 Whe 12, at 10:23, Ray Chubb wrote:

> 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'.
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> 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 'a bet'.
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