Kens

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kyns dell + subj: rather than have you angry, rather than your being angry

  • eua kyns del vy serrys | my a wra ol del vynny
    Eva, kens dell vi serrys | my a wra oll dell vynni
    Eve, rather than thou be angry | I will do all as thou wishest. (OM245-6)

Adverb

  • govy na vuma war kyns | hager dyweth yv helma
    Go-vy na veuma war kyns! | Hager diwedh yw hemma
    Woe 's me, I was not wary before ! | An ugly end is this (BM4099-4100)

Kensa (sooner)

  • ellas na varwen yn weth | na fe kynse ow dyweth | ys dyweth ow map yn beys
    Ellas, na varwen ynwedh | na fe kynsa ow diwedh | es diwedh ow Mab y'n bys
    Alas ! that I die not also | That my end comes not sooner | Than the end of my Son on earth (PC2946-8) death

Attestations

  • kenes mos ȝymmo ymmyug (CF25)
  • yn meth crist yn nos haneth / kyns ys boys colyek clewys / pedyr te am nagh tergweth / bythqueth arluth na vef ȝys (PA49)
  • Mas lemmyn rys yv porris / batayles kyns ys coske / an geffo pows as gwyrȝyns / ha ȝoȝo pernas cleȝe (PA51)