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Re: CHAT: silly names (in Brithenig)

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2001, 4:08
Am 03/20 21:54  Raymond Brown yscrifef:

> G & S's _Caractacus_ is due to some medieval scribe's typo (the typo > _Cataratacus_ also occurs). Unfortunately, the guy was more well known to > the Victorians by his typo, just like the queen of the Iceni whom the > Victorians called "Boadicea"; scholars now agree that the proper reading of > her name is _Boudicca_ (modern Welsh _Buddug_ /'b1DIg/ ) > > So I'm curious about _Caraethag_ - it seems to be a sound change of a > medieval typo. Or am I mistaken? >
Caraethag derives from the typo version, I should also add *Caradag. Something else to remember when I change the address for those pages. - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus Lent: Living in Borrowed Time