yan-a-bumfit

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Etymology[edit]

From Celtic numerals. Literally yan a (and) bumfit.

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yan-a-bumfit

  1. (cardinal, West Cumbrian, Borrowdale, dialect) Sixteen in Cumbrian sheep counting.

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References[edit]

  • [1995], Peter Wright, Cumbrian Chat, Dalesman Publishing Company, ISBN 185-568-092-0, page 7:
  • [2007], Michael A.B. Deakin, Leigh-Lancaster, David editor, The Name of the Number[1], Australian Council for Educational Research, ISBN 0864317573, retrieved on 2008-05-17, page 75:
  • [2002], Aliki Varvogli, Annie Proulx's The Shipping News: A Reader's Guide[2], Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 0826452337, retrieved on 2008-05-17, page 24-25: