Words and Proper Names


Hamp (Eric P.): Varia: III. 5. Irish forú fora ‘eyelash’.
In Ériu 35 (1984), pp. 201–202.
ad T. F. O’Rahilly, in Ériu 13 (1942), pp. 216-217 (BILL 1717). Argues that OIr. forbrú has lenited bh by analogy with abhra, fabhra ‘eyelash, eyelid, (eye)brow’.
Watkins (Calvert): Language, culture or history?
In Papers from the parasession on language and behavior (1981), pp. 238–248.
Discusses the Celtic background of the OIr. term nemed and the phrase fear an ais óir occurring in Classical Bardic poetry).

Repr. in Watkins selected writings II, pp. 663-673.