Saturday, February 22, 2014
Net, in my words + nets
The Illunse word for net is nert. Nert and De Nert are rare last names. Nert is a rare masculine first name. In Old Irish nert means power, strength.
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for net, nett (a net (for fowling, fishing, or hunting)), and the Latin word for net, rete (net, snare).
This is a new word.
nerta : nets
The Illunse word for nets (nominative plural) is nerta. Nerta is a rare feminine first name. Nerta is a rare last name. In Faroese nerta means to touch.
Nets in Latin is retia. Nets in Old English is nett (same as the singular).