Dictionary of the Place names of Wales

An authoritative dictionary of the meanings and derivations of Welsh place-names. The first of its kind in Wales, this volume deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape.

Dictionary of the Place names of Wales

Dictionary of the Place names of Wales

This scholarly and accessible dictionary, the first of its kind in Wales, deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape. For each name, the authors provide the evidence of historical forms and dates, identify the etymological elements, comment on the derivation, meaning and linguistic development, and explain the topographic, social or historical significance. Based on the authors' original research and that of other place-names scholars past and present, this authoritative dictionary also includes an invaluable glossary of the place-names elements.

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Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Hywel Wyn Owen, Richard Morgan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Gomer Press Limited

This scholarly and accessible dictionary, the first of its kind in Wales, deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape. For each name, the authors provide the evidence of historical forms and dates, identify the etymological elements, comment on the derivation, meaning
A Dictionary of British Place-Names
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: A. D. Mills
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-09 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present
The Place-Names of Wales
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Hywel Wyn Owen
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-15 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

The Place-Names of Wales was originally published in 1998 and reissued in 2005 in the Pocket Guide series. This current updated publication adds some thirty entries, which importantly take into consideration more recent research. The entry for each place-name provides details of historical forms and dates; analyses each name into
A Dictionary of British Place-Names
Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: David Mills
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-20 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

From Abbas Combe to Zennor, this dictionary gives the meaning and origin of place names in the British Isles, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day.
Place-Names of Flintshire
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Hywel Wyn Owen, Ken Lloyd Gruffydd
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-01 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

This is the first thorough, authoritative study of the place-names of the entire pre-1974 Flintshire, scholarly in substance, readable in presentation, with its selection of names based on the OS Landranger 1:50,000 map. The entry for each of the 800 names presents a grid reference, documentary and oral evidence with

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