Saturday, September 01, 2012
Ash, in my words + ashes
The Illunse word for ash (residue that remains when something is burned) is acis. Acis is an unusual last name. The tale of Acis and Galatea in Greek mythology.
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for ash which is asce ((burnt) ash; dust (of the ground)), and the Latin word for ash which is cinis (ashes; embers, spent love/hate; ruin, destruction).
Acis is the current word for ash.
Here's a link to Ash, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words + ashen.
acisan : ashes
The Illunse word for ashes is acisan.
Ashes in Latin is cineres. Ashes in Old English is ascan.
Acisan is the current word for ashes. I looked over this word again to make sure it was a keeper.