linda/stoneleafmoon (pinkveneer) wrote in linguaphiles,

the real root of "tweed"

i've done a bit of research and come up with some information about the word "tweed". there's a river named that, there's a story about some  mistaken handwriting...also saw this comment about the previous stories:
"^ Dunbar cites Scots philologist W. F. H. Nicolaisen's suggestion that this "too plausible" explanation may be folk etymology, noting a use of "twedlyne" in 1541, and suggesting "tweedling" in parallel to "twilling" as the origin of "tweed"; see John Telfer Dunbar, The Costume of Scotland, p. 150."

so for my further research into the word "twedlyne", does anyone have any thoughts and/or places/books i might look to next?

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