Sunday, March 20, 2011

Box, in my words + boxes

borc : box

The Illunse word for box is borc. Borc is an unusual last name. In Old French borc means town or city.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for box box (box, case, especially one made of box-wood), and the Latin word for box arca (box, chest; strong-box, coffer).

borcas : boxes

The Illunse word for boxes (nominative plural) is borcas. Borcas is an unusual last name.

Boxes in Latin is arcae. Boxes in Old English is boxas.

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