Saturday, January 11, 2014
Pin, in my words + pins
The Illunse word for pin is pic. Pic is an unusual last name. Pic is an unusual masculine first name, a nickname for Picard. Pic is informal English for a picture. In French and Catalan pic means peak. In Romanian pic means a bit (small amount).
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for pin, pinn (a pin, peg; pen (writing instrument)), and the Latin word for pin, acus (needle, pin).
This is a new word.
picas : pins
The Illunse word for pins (nominative plural) is picas. Picas is an unusual last name. Picas are typographic units of measure.
Pins (or needles) in Latin is acus. Pins in Old English is pinnas.