If hosen and shoon thou ne'er gav'st nane

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun May 4 15:46:57 EDT 2003


Ania wrote:

>I wonder if the expression hearth and home replaced fire and flete at some
>point. They basically mean the same thing.

Don't they just!  only, hearth is an OE word too....  Maybe the two went
along together, both being used, until flet or flete fell out of the
language at some point and only hearth and home was left to fill both
places.

Minnow


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