Thursday, October 21, 2010

Street, in my words + streets

stape : street

The Illunse word for street is stape. Stape is a last name. Stape is a hamlet and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for street which is platea (broad way, street, avenue) and the Old English word for street which is strǽt (a road in a town, a street, a paved road, high road). (Note: the Old English word is from the Latin word strata which means spread, coverlet)

stapa : streets

The Illunse word for streets (nominative plural) is stapa. Stapa is a rare last name. In Lojban stapa means step. Stapa (aka Stapar) is the name of a place in Iceland.

Streets in Latin is plateae. Streets in Old English is stræta.

I've changed this word. My Illunse word for street is now stae. Streets is now staea.

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