Saturday, September 15, 2012

Linen, in my words + linens

linet : linen

The Illunse word for linen is linet. Linet is an uncommon feminine first name. Linet is an unusual last name. Similar linnet is a small passerine bird in the finch family.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for linen which is lín (flax, linen, something made of linen), and the Latin word for linen which is linteum (linen cloth; linen; sail; awning). A mix of similar words.

This is a new word.

lineti : linens

The Illunse word for linens is lineti. Lineti is a rare last name. In Italian lineti means flax fields (and linen is made from flax).

Linens in Latin is lintea. Linens in Old English is lín (same as singular).

Note the plural ending. I'm rethinking things, again, and there will likely be changes to some existing plurals.

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