Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ice, in my words

ior : ice

The Fennas word for ice is ior. Ior is a rare last name. IOR is an abbreviation or acronym for a number of things including the Institute of Refrigeration in the UK. In Latin -ior is a suffix added to adjectives to form the comparative.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh word for ice is iâ, the Irish word for ice is oighear, and the Breton word for ice is skorn. In addition, the Scottish Gaelic word for ice is eigh.

Welsh, Cornish, and Manx have words for frost, ice. My next Fennas word will be for frost.

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