18 February 2015

desk is kirtazpöhai

kirtazpöhai = desk (noun) (some things Google found for "kirtazpohai": an unique term, did not match any documents, which is hardly unexpected because it's a huge, eleven-letter compound word)

Word derivation for "desk":
Basque = idazmahai (seems to be a form of write + table)
Finnish = kirjoituspöytä (writing + table)
Miresua = kirtazpöhai (writing? + table)

I found two instances of the word desk, actually writing-desk, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
"You should learn not to make personal remarks," Alice said with some severity; "it's very rude."

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he SAID was, "Why is a raven like a writing-desk?"

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