Friday, October 28, 2011

Knife, in my words + knives

scelt : knife

The Illunse word for knife is scelt. Scelt is a rare last name. In Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series, Scelt is a place in Kaeleer. In Italian similar word scelte means choices.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for knife culter (knife; weapon / sacrificial / hunt) and the Old English word for knife seax (knife, instrument for cutting).

sceltas : knives

The Illunse word for knives (nominative plural) is sceltas. Sceltas LLC is a home builder and renovation company in South Carolina.

Knives in Latin is cultri. Knives in Old English is seax (same as the singular).

I considered making knives be scelti, but that didn't fit with my plural schemes.

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