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Place names and their meanings

Patrick Magill

Place names and their meanings

the glens of Antrim; Rachrai and the Route

by Patrick Magill

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Published by P. Quinn & Co in Belfast .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Patrick Magill.
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p.
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20334413M

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The Origins of English Place Names. Many English place names can be peculiar and perplexing, even to those who live there. For every sensible sounding location such as a Southampton or Northampton, there is a Wetwang or a Caistor that can be located on the same map. Toponymy or toponomastics is the study of place names, their origins, meanings, use and typology.


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