Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sweet, in my words

sulwe : sweet

The Illunse word for sweet is sulwe. Sulwe means star in Luo which is a language of Kenya and Tanzania. Sulwe is a unusual last name that is usually African.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word swéte (sweet, pure, fragrant, pleasant, agreeable; beloved, dear; fresh (not salt)), and the Latin word dulcis (pleasant, charming; sweet; kind, dear; soft, flattering, delightful).

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