Thursday, November 11, 2010

Village, in my words + villages

vicun : village

The Illunse word for village is vicun. Vicun is a rare last name. Similarly named vicuña is a South American animal which is related to the llama.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for village which is vicus (village; hamlet; street, row of houses), and the Old English word for village which is tún (enclosure, yard; manor, homestead; group of houses, village; a town of Roman Britain) or wíc (dwelling-place, mansion; village, town) or ceasterwíc (village).

vicuni : villages

The Illunse word for villages (nominative plural) is vicuni.

Villages in Latin is vici. Villages in Old English is túnas or wíca.

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