[Sca-cooks] 12th Night 2007 Stories

ranvaig at columbus.rr.com ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Sun Jan 7 07:33:15 PST 2007

>  why use this obviously Celtic name? Is it just an
>Irish word for oats? Why is it not just oatmeal or porridge, or
>flummery, or what distinguishes it from them?

It is the Early Irish word for porridge and this 
was for the Irish Living History group, therefore 
the Irish name.

porridge, Middle Irish lité, Early Irish littiu, 
g. litten, Welsh llith, mash: *littiôn- (Stokes), 
*pl at .t-tiô, from pelt, polt, Greek @Gpóltos, 
porridge, Latin puls, pultis, pottage.

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