Saturday, March 02, 2013

Bucket, in my words + buckets

stilpa : bucket

The Illunse word for bucket is stilpa. Stilpa is a rare last name. Similar Stilpu is the name of a place in Romania.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for bucket which is stoppa (bucket, pail, a stop), and the Latin word for bucket which is situla (a bucket for drawing / holding water; basin / urn).

Also in English, situla is a term for a variety of elaborate bucket-shaped vessels, usually with a handle at the top, from the Iron Age to the Middle Ages, or a term for types of bucket-shaped Ancient Greek vases.

stilpae : buckets

The Illunse word for buckets is stilpae. Stilpae may be the name of a place, or former place, in Sicily.

Buckets in Latin is situlae. Buckets in Old English is stoppan.

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