[Spellyans] Goat

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Apr 9 14:38:51 BST 2009

Thanks a lot. Great database you have there...



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 3:17 PM

“On 9 Apr 2009, at 13:55, Daniel Prohaska wrote:


> Kenneth Jackson in LHEB cites Modern Cornish gour aside gavar for  

> “goat” which is reminiscent of the Modern Breton gaor. Can anyone  

> tell me where it’s attested? Thanks.


Lhuyd 240b

dhɐrt gụdra an devaz han goụr 'From milking the Sheep and the  


-- note dots, as though gwdra and gowr


Borlase 1769:

Gavar, a goat [Ar. gaor, id.); Pl. Goûr; gever, a She-Goat; Cott.  bock, a He-Goat. Ib.

-- Borlase has gever as a feminine?


Pryce 1790:

†GAVAR, a goat; pl. Gever, Gour: gavar mor, a lobster; or rather, a segar, or long oyster;—so called from its long horns. Gavar igans,  twenty goats.


Jago 1887:

GOAT, s. Gaver, gavar, P.; gueffer, B.; lill, W. Pl. gever, W.; gour, gever, P.

-- P. is Archæologia Cornu-Britannicum, W. is Lexicon Cornu-Britannicum, B. is Borlase's Cornish Vocabulary.”



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