Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bottle, in my words + bottles

butla : bottle

The Illunse word for bottle is butla. In Polish butla means cylinder, tank, large bottle. Butla is a rare last name.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for bottle bytt (bottle, flagon, cask), and the Latin word for bottle which is ampulla (bottle, jar, flask for holding liquids). There are other words in both Old English and Latin for containers used for holding liquids which I could have used here.

This is the current word for bottle.

Here's a link to Bottle, in J.R.R. Tolkien's words.

butlae : bottles

The Illunse word for bottles (nominative plural) is butlae.

Bottles in Latin is ampullae. Bottles in Old English is bytta.

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