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From my mum, just now:
Grausi used to call gooseberries 'ogrosln'. I'm working on a Slavic etymological dictionary at the moent and on the very first page I've spotted something interesting 'Stachelbeere' leapt out at me and then I looked at the Slavic words agrestu etc.:
It gives: medieval latin 'agresta', modern German Austrian 'agras' (this in 1886), Hungarian egres, Slovenian agres. FUN!

Now back to finding out whether this publication ever had such a thing as
a title page or preface/list of abbreviations. This copy doesn't!
("Grausi" is my maternal great-grandmother.)

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Date: 2014-06-03 12:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] quirkytizzy
It sounds like the quest for knowledge is a genetic and wonderful thing your mother was a part of for you. This is neat!

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Date: 2014-06-03 06:22 pm (UTC)
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This is great! I love surprise etymological discoveries.

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Date: 2014-06-05 05:05 pm (UTC)
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:wordsyay squeeflail:

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