Friday, May 13, 2011

Ash, in my words + ashes

acis : ash

The Illunse word for ash (residue that remains when something is burned) is acis. Acis is an unusual last name. The tale of Acis and Galatea in Greek mythology.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ash which is asce ((burnt) ash; dust (of the ground)), and the Latin word for ash which is cinis (ashes; embers, spent love/hate; ruin, destruction).

acisan : ashes

The Illunse word for ashes is acisan.

Ashes in Latin is cineris. Ashes in Old English is ascan.

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