[Spellyans] treven as the plural of chy

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Dec 31 22:31:20 GMT 2008


On 31 Dec 2008, at 20:36, nicholas williams wrote:

> Etymologically 'shop' means 'booth' and it is actually uncertain  
> where it was a shop or workshop.

 From the OED:

[ME. (c1300) schoppe (ssoppe):
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OE. sceoppa wk. masc., occurring only in Ags. Gosp. Luke xxi. 1 as  
rendering of gazophylacium treasury (of the temple):
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prehist. *skuppan-, cogn. w. OE. scypen SHIPPON (:
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*skuppinj?) and OHG. scopf masc., porch, vestibule (MHG. schopf str.  
masc., schopfe wk. masc., early and dial. mod.G. schopf porch, lean-to  
building, cart-shed, barn, etc.), MLG. schoppe, schuppe fem., also  
schoppen, schuppen masc. (adopted in mod.G.) shed. The Teut. word was  
adopted into OF. as eschoppe, escope (mod.F. ?choppe), a lean-to  
booth, cobbler's stall.]
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com



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