Sunday, May 25, 2014

Son, in my words

camb : son

The Fennas word for son is camb. Camb is a unusual last name. Camb is a rare usually masculine first name. In Old English camb means comb. Camb. is an abbreviation for Cambridge.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh, Breton and Cornish word for son is mab, and the Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx word for son is mac.

For this word, I didn't have much to work with so I scrambled the letters a bit.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Father, in my words

tadhir : father

The Fennas word for father is tadhir. Similar tadbir is an Arabic and South Asian term that seems to mean planning, governance. Similar Tadhi is the name of a place in the Solomon Islands.

How did I come up with this word? The Welsh and Breton word for father is tad, the Irish (and Scottish Gaelic) word for father is athair, and the Cornish word for father is tas. In addition, the Manx word for father is ayr.