Thursday, September 09, 2010

Tooth, in my words + teeth

tode : tooth

The Illunse word for tooth is tode. Tode is a last name. Tode means deaths in German. Brother Tode is a Marvel comic books character of the fictional Deviants race.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for tooth which is dens (tooth; tusk), and the Old English word for tooth which is tóð (tooth; tusk) (the the final leter, which resembles a d with a line through the top, is eth...not d).

todi : teeth

The Illunse word for teeth (nominative plural) is todi. Todi is an uncommon last name. Todi is the name of a city in Central Italy. Todi is also the name of cities in Nigeria and Burma. Todi Nagla is the name of a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.

Teeth in Latin is dentis (similar to dentist). Teeth in Old English is téð.

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