Sunday, December 23, 2018
Rat, in my words (revised) + rats
The Illunse word for rat is raut. Raut is an unusual last name. Raut is a caste of Central India.
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for rat which is ræt (which I transliterate to raet), and the medieval Latin word for rat which is rattus. (In classical Latin, the word mus was applied to both mice and rats).
My previous word for rat was ratu.
Here's a link to Rat, in J.R.R Tolkien's words.
rautas : rats
The Illunse word for rats (nominative plural) is rautas. Rautas is a village and river in northern Sweden.
Rats in Latin is ratti. Rats in Old English is rætas.