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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [OEL] Farmold, Cavdringe, etc.
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:17:38 +0100
>Could 'wye styrke' be 'wee stirk'?
>Stirk: A young bullock or heifer, usually between one and two years old.
>[O.E. stirc, styr[i]c] cf..M.Du. sterke, young cow
I suspect wye of being a northern version of kye, in which case, a cow
stirk, -why couldn't he have said heifer?
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