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^rcftaefltojjia €mbmxm. FOURTH SERIES.—VOL. XIV, NO. LIV. APRIL 1883. THE CELTIC ELEMENT IN THE LANCA- , SHIRE DIALECT. (Continued from p. 13, vol. xiv, 4th Series.) LANC. CELTIC. Paup, to move about awkwardly (F0 a , . Paut, to potter, to do work in an idle, slovenly way1 (P.) ; (cf. paut, to push at anything. Clevel.); Prov. Sw.pcita, to poke Paw, a ludicrous word for " hand"; 0. Fr. poue, poe, foot of an animal Paw-paw, an exclamation of nurses in removing the dirty clothes of young children Pawm, to rear up ; used of horses (Com.) Pay, to beat, to punish Peak, to pry; peedle, to look slily about; peark, to peep, to pry in¬ quisitively ; pee, to squint, to take Peeart, Pert, brisk, cheerful, as a child recovering from sickness, insolent Peddle, light easy employment; v. to trifle, to be busy about small things or small details; piddle, id. ;2 Fr. petit WELSH OR IRISH. W.palf, the palm of the hand; palfu, to grope gently W. pwtio, to push, to poke : Corn. poot; Ir. Gael. put. to push, to thrust W. pawen; Corn, paw; Arm. pao, par, a paw, a hoof W. baw, dirty ; Arm. p>ouch, dirty, vile; Sans, panka, dirt W. palfu, for palmu, to paw; palf, a paw W. pwyo=peo, to beat Manx, peeikear, a spy, a scout (peeik, to scout, to spy); Ir. Gael, faic (for paic), to look, to look at closely, to watch; W. peithio, to look about, seach, scout (th for a prior k); Ir. beachtoir, a spy, an observer; Sans, pas', for pak, to see W.pert, pretty, smart, spruce, saucy W. pxtw, very small or minute 1 Paut ovpawt, means also to push, to kick (P.B., p. 10). 2 Cf. Arm. pitoul, friand, delicat; pitoula, se nourrir de friandises, to live on tid-bits. 4th ser., VOL. xiv.