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The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names

Author: Eilert Ekwall
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1960. ©1960
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Ekwall's Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names was first published in 1936, and has become the standard work of reference on English place-name etymology. This edition, the fourth, gives the historical and modern forms of over 10,000 place-names, together with explanations of their meaning. The dictionary embraces names of the country, of the counties and other important divisions, towns, parishes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eilert Ekwall
ISBN: 0198691033 9780198691037
OCLC Number: 400936
Description: l, 546 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
General remarks --
Various types of place-names --
Folk-names --
Habitation-names proper --
Original nature-names --
The various origins of English place-names --
The Celtic element --
Place-names of English origin --
The Scandinavian element --
The Latin element --
The French element --
Place-names from other sources --
The value of place-name study --
Arrangement of the dictionary --
Works consulted --
Abbreviations --
Key to the pronunciation --
Dictionary.
Other Titles: English place-names
Responsibility: by Eilert Ekwall.

Abstract:

Recognized as the standard work of reference on English place-name etymology, this edition gives the historical and modern forms of over 10,000 place names with explanations of their meanings.  Read more...

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