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]

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