Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tin, in my words

tin ceilingsten : tin

The Fennas word for tin (metal) is sten. Sten is a Scandinavian masculine first name and a last name. Sten submachine gun. In Cornish (another Celtic language) sten means tin. In Danish and Swedish sten means stone. Sten is the name of cities in Sweden, Afghanistan and Romania.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for tin is tun, the Irish word for tin is stan, the Breton word for tin is staen. In Cornish, another Celtic language, the word for tin is sten.

The picture shows a tin ceiling panel. I like seeing tin ceilings in old Victorian buildings.

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