British Place-Names in their Historical Setting. by Edmund McClure

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British place-names in their historical setting. miles Minster modern monastery Nennius ninth century Norse Northumbria occurs original charter Pedersen personal name Pictish Picts place-names Plummer possibly prefix preserved probably Ptolemy Ravennas region represented river river-name Roman Saxons says Scandinavian British place.

In the fifth and sixth centuries a.o. A southern Brythonic people, under pressure from invading Teutonic tribes, passed over to Armorica in Gaul, in which Gallic speech had then died out, and gave their name to the country — Brittany. The influence of each of these Celtic peoples is still to be traced in our place-names.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: McClure, Edmund, British place-names in their historical setting. [Wakefield, Eng.] EP Pub. Bede tells us that the Pictish word for the eastern end of the Northern Wall was Peanfahel, 2 a manifestly British form.

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