Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Fennas word for candle is cainnel. Cainnel is a rare last name. Cainnel seems to be a former Irish word for candle or torch.
How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for candle is cannwyll, and the Irish word for candle is coinneal.
I didn't mention a Breton word for candle, because I'm not exactly sure what the word is. It's more difficult for me to find words in Breton because there are fewer resources, plus having to translate from French to Breton.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Fennas word for bell is clogh. Clogh (from Irish "an chloch" meaning "the stone") is the name of a handful of places in Ireland. Clogh is an unusual last name.
How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for bell is cloch; the Irish word for bell is clog; and the Breton word for bell is kloc'h.
The words for bell in Welsh, Irish, and Breton are all quite similar.