Sunday, April 3, 2011

Brass, in my words

brass candlestickprest : brass

The Fennas word for brass (metal alloy) is prest. Prest is a last name. In Basque prest means ready, prepared. In Breton prest means ready and loan. In Norewegian prest means priest.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for brass is pres, the Irish word for brass is práis, and the Breton word for brass is laton (which appears to be derived from the French word for brass laiton).

The picture shows an antique brass candlestick.

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