Sunday, March 13, 2011

Iron, in my words

iron nailshiarn : iron

The Fennas word for iron is hiarn. Hiarn is an uncommon last name. In Manx, a Celtic language spoken on the Isle of Man, hiarn means lord, your grace.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for iron is haearn, the Irish word for iron is iarann, and the Breton word for iron is houarn.

The picture shows 19th century wrought iron nails.

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