Might be worth your while taking a look at early/medieval Welsh, in
which I am no expert. Just a suggestion.
> Thanks Dennis.
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> From: Old-Irish-L [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Dennis King
> Sent: 27 October 2009 00:22
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> Subject: Re: Words for 'private'?
> Iestyn wrote:
>> I know the meaning of the word 'private' is both historically and
>> specific but can anyone suggest any Old Irish words or phrases which
>> convey the same (modern) meaning of private? Or will these words be
>> alone, hidden etc.
> I searched the on-line DIL for the word "private" this morning. The
> responses were telling, pointing to Early Irish contexts for which
> "private" might provide an adequate translation today. Property and
> conversation came up repeatedly. "Private" only really makes sense
> when paired implicitly with "public", I think. I haven't yet tried
> searching DIL for "public", however. Try that, too.