Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cliff, in my words + cliffs

cliffcrufe : cliff

The Illunse word for cliff is crufe. Crufe is a rare last name. Crufe can be a bad misspelling of crude.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for cliff rupes (cliff; rock), and the Old English word for cliff clif (cliff, rock, promontory, steep slope).

This is a new word, not a revised word. Tomorrow I'll post Tolkien's words for cliff.

crufan : cliffs

The Illunse word for cliffs (nominative plural) is crufan. Crufan is a rare last name.

Cliffs in Latin is rupis. Cliffs in Old English is cleofu.

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