12 September 2015

arrow is nuzi

nuzi = arrow (noun) (Some things Google found for "nuzi": an uncommon term; Nuzi was an ancient Mesopotamian city in what is northeast Iraq; the Nuzi Tablets or Texts are thousands of cuneiform texts and fragments excavated in Nuzi that describe Bronze Age society and customs; NUZI Concepts store is a design boutique in Shanghai, China; a rare last name)

Word derivation for "arrow" :
Basque = gezi, Finnish = nuoli
Miresua = nuzi

This is a new Miresua conlang word. I had hoped to post this word on the 10th. Instead of skipping a post, I'm posting it two days late.

The word arrow occurs once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The "it" in the quote refers to the Cheshire Cat.
Alice could think of nothing else to say but "It belongs to the Duchess: you'd better ask HER about it."

"She's in prison," the Queen said to the executioner: "fetch her here." And the executioner went off like an arrow.

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