lowarn

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *lowernos, from Proto-Celtic *loɸernos (compare Breton louarn, Welsh llwyrn ‎(will-o’-the-wisp)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl(o)p- ~ *h₂ulp- ‎((red) fox) (compare Latin vulpēs, Lithuanian lãpė, Ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ ‎(alṓpēx), 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.