Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fire, in my words

tain : fire

The Fennas word for fire is tain. Tain is a last name. In English tain is thin tin foil for mirrors. In French tain is silvering for mirrors or aluminium foil. Táin Bó Cúailnge is an ancient Irish mythological epic tale. Tain is the name of cities in France, UK (Scotland), Germany, Pakistan, South Korea and Afghanistan.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for fire is tân, the Irish word for fire is tine, and the Breton and Cornish words for fire are tan.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moon, in my words

moonleor : moon

The Fennas word for moon is leor. Leor is an unusual last name. In Irish leor means enough, sufficient. Leor is an Israeli given name which the literal translation is "to me light".

The Welsh word for moon is lleuad or lloer, the Breton word form moon is loar, and the Irish word for moon is gealach.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sun, in my words

sunhael : sun

The Fennas word for sun is hael. Hael is a last name. In Welsh hael means generous. Hael is a masculine first name. Hael (or Ha'il) is the name of a city in Saudi Arabia.

The Welsh word for sun is haul; the Breton word for sun is heol. Both these words probably come from Greek. In Greek mythology the sun was personified as Helios.

Sun is a good word for today, the summer solstice.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Star, in my words

starsearn : star

The Fennas word for star is searn. Searn is an uncommon last name.

The word for star in Welsh is seren. In Breton star is steredenn. The word for star in Irish is a little different, it's réalt or réalta.