Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wheat, in my words + wheats

twite : wheat

The Illunse word for wheat is twite. The twite is a small songbird, a Eurasian finch. Twite is an unusual to uncommon last name. Twite is a rare first name. Twite is the name of a place in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for wheat which is hwǽte (wheat, corn) (which I transliterate to hwaete), and the Latin word for wheat which is triticum (wheat, a kind of grain).

This is a new word.

twitan : wheats

The Illunse word for wheats is twitan. Twitan is a very rare last name.

Wheats in Latin is tritica. Wheats in Old English is hwæteas.

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