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Offline Jo498

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Re: Can You Get All 15?
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2021, 10:59:52 PM »
I suspect Kerle is a cognate of the English churl, most wildly known in its adjectival form churlish. Its Old English form was ceorl.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceorl
It probably is. The original Germanic/Frankish/Anglish meaning was just "man, husband".
The "housecarls" of Harold are from the same root as is Charlemagnes German name "Karl" (which became the word for king in several slavic languages, k(o)rol, cf. Szymanowski's Krol Roger). At some stage it took a somewhat pejorative meaning (which is mild and usually humorous in today's German) for a rough, uncouth fellow.
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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Re: Can You Get All 15?
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2021, 04:31:57 AM »
The writing on the boat says Lowestoft.
Which should make the opera involved rather obvious.
O.k., so that definitely indicates Peter Grimes then.  :)

Looking at that figure by/at/outside a window, it looks like it might be someone playing an instrument; it makes me think of The Barber of Seville (as in serenading Rosina).

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