Friday, September 23, 2011

Shoe, in my words + shoes

roman shoesscalh : shoe

The Illunse word for shoe is scalh. Scalh is a rare last name. In Old High German scalh means servant.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for shoe scóh and the Latin word for shoe calceus (shoe; soft shoe, slipper). There are other words for shoe, but these both seem common.

scalhas : shoes

The Illunse word for shoes is scalhas. Scalhas is a rare last name.

Shoes in Latin is calcei. Shoes in Old English is scós.

The drawings of Roman shoes comes from a Latin textbook I have, Latin for Today by Gray and Jenkins (1928). Click on the image to see it bigger and more detailed.

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