Saturday, February 02, 2013

Wheel, in my words + wheels

hworl : wheel

The Illunse word for wheel is hworl. Similar whorl means a pattern of concentric circles; a number of leaves or flowers about the same stem; a turn in a spiral shell.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for wheel which is hwéol (also hweohl and hweogul) (wheel; circle), and the Latin word for wheel which is rota (a wheel; a car, a chariot).

hworla : wheels

The Illunse word for wheels is hworla. In Old Swedish verb hworla means to whirl.

Wheels in Latin is rotae. Wheels in Old English is hwéol (same as the singular).

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