On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Mike Johnston wrote:
> > berrad aigthe = shaving of a face
> Can you elaborate on this? Why would this be considered an
Dheamhan a fhios agam. Maybe because of how hard is was to do
it well with the "altan"* they used? Agus gan sobal ar bith
ann? Do we have a cultural historian in the house?
* A word found all the way back in the Milan glosses. Modern
Scottish Gaelic still uses a reflex of it, "ealtainn", as the
common word for razor.
"Sanas Cormaic" provides this gloss/etymology:
"altan .i. ail teind mad dia tecma"