Saturday, April 26, 2014

Holly, in my words + hollies

hoel : holly

The Illunse word for holly is hoel. Hoel (or Hoël) is an unusual last name. Hoel (or Hoël) is a rare masculine first name. Hoel is a king of Brittany in Arthurian legend. Hoel-galed is the name of a place in Wales.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for holly, holen, and the Latin word for holly, ilex (plant genus of holly; also means holm-oak). Another Latin word for holly is acrifolium.

This is a new word. I like that the word resembles Noel.

hoelas : hollies

The Illunse word for hollies (nominative plural) is hoelas. Hoelas is a very rare last name.

Hollies in Latin is ilices. Hollies in Old English is holenas.

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