[Spellyans] Goat

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Mon Apr 6 08:35:45 BST 2009

This item is also found in Beunans Meriasek:"pen bogh ha gaver pelys" 'A
billy-goat's head and a skinned nanny-goat.' [Ton 1504: 3418]

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "nicholas williams"
  To: "Standard Cornish discussion list"
  Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Goat
  Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 15:58:47 +0100

  ‘Goat’The only attestations I can find are:
  Gavar ‘Capra [nanny goat]’ AB: 46b, 291bGavar, A goat, Gever [pl.]
  AB: 243aGever, Gever ul [pl.] Nicholas Boson [ul = oll]ley, oghan,
  devas, ha gyffras [pl.] TH 27a
  The dialect word gayver means ‘sea crayfish’ < *gavar mor.
  On 4 Apr 2009, at 15:40, Michael Everson wrote:

    gavar, pl gever, gyfras

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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent

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