Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thumb, in my words + thumbs

polum : thumb

The Illunse word for thumb is polum. Polum is an unusual last name. Polum is a rare first name. Similar Polum'yane is a place in Ukraine.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for thumb, þúma (which I transliterate to thuma), and the Latin word for thumb, pollex (thumb; also big toe).

polumas : thumbs

The Illunse word for thumbs (nominative plural) is polumas. Polumas is a very rare last name.

Thumbs in Latin is pollices. Thumbs in Old English is þúman (which I transliterate to thuman).

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