Monday, August 02, 2010

Silk, in my words

seor : silk

The Illunse word for silk is seor. Seor is a rare last name. Seor is the name of a city in Pakistan. In Hebrew (transliterated) seor is leaven, that which is used to produce fermentation in dough, such as yeast.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for silk which is seolc or seoloc, and the Latin word for silk which is sericum.

There's another Old English word for silk - síde. I'm not sure which word is more common, but seolc looks more like the Modern English word silk.

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