January 31st, 2021
Just heard back from Kirkcudbright history museum and they gave us a lot of data. Interesting background on the family name Daisy. Very reflective of Scottish culture and mythology and the forefront of the Voynich manuscript. Do not know if the “Daisy” clans were involved. Pre dating written European history the Daisy clan was considered only second to the pope. The museum is still in the process of doing research but so far they have a lot of information for us to go through.
Dad has identified that one of the ships that they used in the Voynich Voyage was a Barque ship. According to Wikipedia:
“The word “barque” entered English via the French term, which in turn came from the Latin barca by way of Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, or Italian.
The Latin barca may stem from Celtic barc (per Thurneysen) or Greek baris (per Diez), a term for an Egyptian boat. The Oxford English Dictionary, however, considers the latter improbable.
The word barc appears to have come from Celtic languages. The form adopted by English, perhaps from Irish, was “bark”, while that adopted by Latin as barca very early, which gave rise to the French barge and barque.” I will need to be aware of this when translating.
There was, at one time a Kirkcudbright Shipping Company. It began in the 13th century and continued until the late 1800’s. They named their ships after the inlets or bays around Galloway. Their names are: Ryan, Logan, and Luce or possibly Lose. If there are any of these names it’s a reference to a specific ship not the Bay (Loch).
Oh my God! I am looking up the word avia in Latin. There are two forms one means daisy flower the other grandmother. The grandmother in nautical terms is used to refer to the astrolabe. Are the daisy flowers in the Voynich telling the user astrolabe instructions?