Saturday, January 07, 2012

Buck, in my words + bucks

burc : buck

The Illunse word for buck (male deer, not a dollar bill) is burc. Burc is a unusual masculine first name that can be Turkish. Burc is an unusual last name. Burc means "town, city" in Anglo-Norman. Similar word burç means "zodiac, horoscope; tower" in Turkish, and Burç is the name of places in Turkey. (note: ç in Turkish is pronounced like ch).

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for buck which is bucca (male deer, he-goat), and the Latin word for buck or stag which is cervus (stag, deer).

Buck is a term for a male deer. Buck, like doe, is the term for the males of other animals, such as goats and rabbits etc.

Buck is not defined in Tolkien's languages of Quenya or Sindarin.

burcas : bucks

The Illunse word for bucks (more than one buck, not money, nominative plural) is burcas. Burcas is an unusual last name. Burcas is a variation of burqas (or burkas) which is is an enveloping outer garment worn by some Islamic women.

Bucks (and deer) in Latin is cervi. Bucks in Old English is buccan.

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