lowarn

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Brythonic *louernos (attested in Gaulish), from Proto-Celtic *loφerno (compare Breton louarn, Welsh llwyrn ‘will-o’-the-wisp’), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl(o)p ~ *h₂ulp ‘(red) fox’ (compare Italian volpe, Lithuanian lãpė, Greek αλεπού (alepoú), Persian روباه (rubâh)).

Noun[edit]

lowarn m (plural lewern)

  1. fox
    • Lebma fo an bugel medhel, an lowarn a leha an devysyow.
      • Where the shepherd is slack, the fox reduces the sheep.