Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Dec 18 01:46:49 UTC 2004

Here is a more 'plausible' Irish candidate phrase. My dictionary shows
"caidhp bháis" (again literally "cap of death") with the meaning "deathcap
[toadstool]". Pronunciation should be close to "kye-bosh".

Still I don't see any reason to accept this as etymologically related to
the English word.

-- Doug Wilson

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