[Spellyans] top hat
ray at spyrys.org
Wed Sep 26 08:51:42 BST 2012
According to an old Cornish folk song they were indeed referred to as
high hats in Cornwall.
On 25 Gwn 2012, at 17:15, Craig Weatherhill wrote:
> Hot uhel?
> On 25 Gwn 2012, at 16:59, Michael Everson wrote:
>> On 25 Sep 2012, at 16:25, Jon Mills wrote:
>>> Can anyone suggest a Cornish translation equivalent for 'top hat'?
>> The Welsh Academy dictionary has "het silc" for this. Were they
>> made of silk? I didn't know it. Wikipedia says tt's called a "top
>> hat, beaver hat, high hat, silk hat, cylinder hat, chimney pot hat
>> or stove pipe hat". They date from the 18th century, so any term
>> will do.
>> Nicholas gives "hot owrlyn" 'silk hat' in his UCR dictionary.
>> I like the idea of "hat chymbla" though.
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