[Ads-l] P. S. on "Chas"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 1 00:34:18 UTC 2015

On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:17 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:

> isn't "ap" the Welsh "son
> of"?

Yes, with variant, "ab," originally "map," cognate with Gaelic "mac." Don't
know enough Celtic historical linguistics to explain the loss of m-.

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