Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bear, in my words (revised) + bears

bursa : bear

The Illunse word for bear is bursa. Bursa is a last name. In medieval Latin bursa means purse, funds. Bursa is a city in northwestern Turkey.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for bear which is ursus, and the Old English word for bear which is bera.

My previous Illunse word for bear was bersu.

bursan : bears

The Illunse word for bears (nominative plural) is bursan. Bursan is an uncommon last name. Bursan is the name of a place in Ireland.

Bears in Latin is ursi. Bears in Old English is beran.

Here's a link to Bears, in Tolkien's words.

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