Sunday, March 22, 2015

Carrot, in my words

cairont : carrot

The Fennas word for carrot is cairont. In Catalan similar Caront means Charon from Greek Mythology. Similar Cairon is a town in northwestern France.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for carrots is moron (singular is moronen), the Breton word for carrots is karotez (singular is karotezenn), and the Cornish word for carrots is karetys (singular is karetysen). The Irish word for carrot is cairéad, the Scottish Gaelic word for carrot is curran, and the Manx word for carrot is carradje.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cabbage, in my words

cabrol : cabbage

The Fennas word for cabbage is cabrol. Cabrol is an unusual last name. Similar Cabrolles is a place in southeast France.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for cabbage is bresychen (plural is bresych), the Irish word for cabbage is cabáiste, the Breton word for cabbage is kaol, and the Cornish word for cabbage is kowlen (collective is kowl).

In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for cabbage is càl, and the Manx word for cabbage is cabbash.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Grass, in my words

geart : grass

The Fennas word for grass is geart. Geart is an unusual masculine first name. Geart is a rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for grass is gwellt (also glaswellt), the Irish word for grass is féar, the Breton word for grass is geot, and the Cornish word for grass is gwels.  In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for grass is feur, and the Manx word for grass is faiyr.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lake, in my words

lonn : lake

The Fennas word for lake is lonn. Lonn is an unusual masculine first name. Lonn (and Lönn) is an unusual last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for lake is llyn, the Irish word for lake is loch, the Breton word for lake is lenn, and the Cornish word for lake is lynn. All are very similar. In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for lake is loch (same as Irish), and the Manx word for lake is logh.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Daughter, in my words

meghin : daughter

The Fennas word for daughter is meghin. Meghin is an unusual feminine first name. Meghin is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? Jackie helped me make this word. The Welsh word for daughter is merch, the Irish word for daughter is iníon, the Breton word for daugther is merc'h, and the Cornish word for daughter is myrgh. In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for daughter is nighean, and Manx word for daughter is inneen.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Son, in my words

camb : son

The Fennas word for son is camb. Camb is a unusual last name. Camb is a rare usually masculine first name. In Old English camb means comb. Camb. is an abbreviation for Cambridge.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh, Breton and Cornish word for son is mab, and the Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx word for son is mac.

For this word, I didn't have much to work with so I scrambled the letters a bit.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Father, in my words

tadhir : father

The Fennas word for father is tadhir. Similar tadbir is an Arabic and South Asian term that seems to mean planning, governance. Similar Tadhi is the name of a place in the Solomon Islands.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh and Breton word for father is tad, the Irish (and Scottish Gaelic) word for father is athair, and the Cornish word for father is tas. In addition, the Manx word for father is ayr.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mother, in my words

mairam : mother

The Fennas word for mother is mairam. Mairam is a rare to unusual feminine first name. Mairam is a rare last name. Similar is Mai Ram (or MaiRam) Yoga. Dan Mairam is the name of a place in Niger.

How did I come up with this word? Jackie helped me make this word. The Welsh word for mother is mam, the Irish word for mother is máthair, and the Breton and the Cornish words for mother are mamm. In addition, the Manx word for mother is moir.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Milk, in my words

lainth : milk

The Fennas word for milk is lainth. Lainth is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? My friend Jackie helped me make this word. The Welsh word for milk is llaeth, the Irish word for milk is bainne, the Breton word for milk is laezh, and the Cornish word for milk is leth. In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for milk is bainne, and the Manx word for milk is bainney.

The words for milk clearly show the branches of Celtic languages: Brittonic (Welsh, Breton, Cornish) and Goidelic (Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sky, in my words

eobir : sky

The Fennas word for sky is eobir.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh words for sky are wybren and awyr, the Irish word for sky is spéir, and the Breton word for sky is oabl. In addition, the Cornish word for sky is ebron.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cloud, in my words

camoul : cloud

The Fennas word for cloud is camoul. Camoul is a very rare last name.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for cloud is cwmwl, the Irish word for cloud is scamall, and the Breton word for cloud is koumoul. In addition, the Cornish words for cloud are komolen and kloud, the Scottish Gaelic word for cloud is neul, and the Manx word for cloud is bodjal.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Frost, in my words

reic : frost

The Fennas word for frost is reic. Reic is an unusual last name. Reic is a rare masculine first name. Reic means sell in Scottish Gaelic.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for frost is rhew, the Irish word for frost is sioc, and the Breton word for frost is frim. In addition, the Cornish word for frost and ice is rew, the Manx word for frost and ice is rio, and the Scottish Gaelic word for frost is reòthadh.