CELTIC-L June 1993
Re: Origin of word Planxty
"Daniel F. Melia" <[log in to unmask]>
CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
Wed, 16 Jun 93 16:41:49 -0700
It was suggested plausibly by Sean O Riada that the peculiar
word "planxty" is from an English literate's misreading
of handwritten Irish "slainte" which would have had an
initial "s" which might have looked a bit like a "p".
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