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- Perhaps they meant cobble together a story, which is well attested but doesn't belong at cobble. Equinox ◑ 19:42, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
- RFV-failed for now. (Might be citable if someone knew where to look.) Had the Finnish translations "narrata (fi), uunottaa". - -sche (discuss) 05:38, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Cob, cobble Etymology
There is only one word that fully answers to COB > COBBLE1, and that is Gaelic CAOB, (clod, lump, piece of anything cut off, et cetera), in which sense, compare Pre-Celtic Pictish KEVV (stone). The √ is KĒPH. CAOB, only in the senses above provides any relation to COB, that is possibly partially influenced by Germanic COP (head). Other senses of COB are from different origins than that of the Gaelic form. The only one that might remotely answer to Welsh COP (head), in the sense of 'tuft' is the usage: 'COB wall' - frequent in Cornwall; but even this is really dubious. In the sense of 'head', Welsh COP, I believe, is borrowed from Germanic.
 means 'Absolutely not;  means 'Exceedingly unlikely';  means 'Very dubious';  means 'Questionable';  means 'Possible';  means 'Probable';  means 'Likely';  means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested;  means 'Attested';  means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods. √ means original or earliest root.