[Spellyans] Wasp

Nicholas Williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 11:52:45 GMT 2017


Another side note.
The standard Irish word for ‘wasp’ is foiche fem. The variant I heard in Co. Galway is fothach masc., pl. fothacha.
According to Masatovic’s Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic the Irish word is a borrowing from Brythonic.

Nicholas

> On 14 Feb 2017, at 09:35, Linus Band <linusband at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Side note: According to the GPC, Welsh gwchi has survived as gwffi 'drone' in the Nantgarw dialect, which is just north of Cardiff.
> 
> Oll an gwella,
> Linus

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