Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

Patrìn by David Morley

…………or pateran,
……..pyatrin, or sikaimasko.
……The marker used by Roma
..that tells others of their direction,
often grids of branches or leaf-twists or
..bark-binds. Used for passing on news
…..using prearranged forms, patterns
……..or permutations of these. Yet
……….it also means a leaf, or
………….simply, a page.
………….Simply, a page
……..yet it also means a leaf
……or permutations of these
using prearranged forms, patterns.
Bark-binds used for passing on news,
..often grids of branches or leaf-twists
……that tell others of their direction.
………The marker used by Roma:
………….pyaytrin, or sikaimasko,
……………..or pateran.

Patrin is the Romanes word for 'leaf.

Patrin (or pateran, pyaytrin, or sikaimasko). Marker used by traveling Roma to tell others of directions, also used for passing on news using prearranged signals. Also, a leaf or page (Romanes). The poem in a way defines Patrin, in a visual way too.

6 comments:

Tea said...

Enjoyed the poem, I bet the word "patrin" appears somewhere in that big book The Fall of the Roman Empire.:) I wouldn't know. I haven't read it. Just making a guess. I do like the word or the poem with the word in it.

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Julie P. said...

I took four years of latin, but didn't know that word! Good one!

bermudaonion said...

Interesting. Just seeing the word, without reading the poem, I would have guessed it meant father. Thanks for participating!

carolsnotebook said...

Wonderful post. The poem was a perfect choice.

Jenna's Scribbles said...

very neat!!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Leaf would have been my very last guess for your word. I love learning these new words.