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Re: Calen marth!
Raymond A. Brown wrote:
> >And I so wanted there to be "Daffyd" in it.
> ^ tsk!
Sorry: a mere typo.
> In Middle English the flower was 'affodille' from Old French 'asphodile'.
"Affodil" is also the Dutch form, borrowed from French;
perhaps the word was borrowed into English twice, once directly
from OF and once from Middle Dutch with article attached.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)