[Spellyans] ‘Pound’ in Cornish

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Wed Jan 7 07:55:55 GMT 2009

Dyner/dynar also turns up as a place name element.

"De Narrow Zawn", close to Botallack Mine, is Sawan Dynarow (which  
makes sense as this zawn is eroded into a particularly rich vein of  

A mine in St Agnes parish, mentioned in 1708, was Trydinner; another  
mine in St Agnes, also recorded in 1708, was Wheal an Dinner.  A field  
name in Wendron (Tithe Apportionment) is Padge Dinner (pajer dynar).

Some might remember that 7 or 8 years ago, I designed a banknote for  
the Cornish Stannary Parliament:  this was a 500 dynar note (fiver).   
I think there's a line in one of the Miracle Plays about someone owing  
the sum of 500 dynar.


On 7 Gen 2009, at 07:29, nicholas williams wrote:

> A new penny is deneren nowyth. 'new pence' is dynar nowyth or  
> denerow nowyth.
> Cf.
> eff a dall deneren nov BM 3404
> pymp cans dyner monyys PC 505
> a try cans dyner ha moy PC 536
> an arhans kettep dyner me a's deghes war an luer PC 1514-15
> hagh a's guyth kettep dyner PC 1538
> Iudas fals a leuerys trehans dynar a vone PA 36a
> Syrra, iges recken eu pymp dinar Borde.
> y a dall denerov vj BM 3409.
> Nicholas
> On 6 Jan 2009, at 23:57, Eddie Climo wrote:
>> As for '(new) pence', I've heard people calling them 'dynar' in  
>> Cornish.
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