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Geographical etymology. A dictionary of place-names giving their derivations

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to of tt of Toronto by THE ARCHIVESONTARIO OF PLACE-NAMESDICTIONARY :AL ETYMOLOGY A DICTIONARY OF PLACE-NAMES DERIVATIONSGIVING THEIR BY C BLACK IE WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STUART BLACKIEJOHN PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH THIRD REVISEDEDITION, 522274 5 SI/>. LONDON ALBEMARLE STREETJOHN MURRAY, 1887 PREFACE THE which the work is usheredIntroduction, by present into onrenders Prefacenotice,public any lengthened Yet I wish to a fewmy part quite unnecessary. say words with to the and of this littleregard design plan volume. The no doubt asubject, though possessing peculiar interest to the and to touristsgeneral reader, especially in these falls under the headtravelling days, naturally of historical and instruction in schoolsgeographical ; theand for such use book in the firstis, place, specially intended. IWhen was one of a class in this wheremyself city and were no informationGeography History taught, connected with was to us. Weetymology imparted with more or less trouble theandlearned, edification, names of rote but our teachertowns,countries, etc., by ; did not ask us who the names to thesegave places, nor were we to or to know if thereexpected inquire was connection between their names and theirany VI PREFACE histories. are now and I believeThings changed ; the first stimulus to an interest in Geo-awakening was the ofgraphical Etymology given by publication the Rev. Isaac Words andwork,Taylor's popular Places.
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tt of Toronto
by
THE
ARCHIVESONTARIOOF PLACE-NAMESDICTIONARY:AL ETYMOLOGY
A DICTIONARY
OF
PLACE-NAMES
DERIVATIONSGIVING THEIR
BY C BLACK IE
WITH AN INTRODUCTION
BY STUART BLACKIEJOHN
PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
THIRD REVISEDEDITION,
522274
5 SI/>.
LONDON
ALBEMARLE STREETJOHN MURRAY,
1887PREFACE
THE which the work is usheredIntroduction, by present
into onrenders Prefacenotice,public any lengthened
Yet I wish to a fewmy part quite unnecessary. say
words with to the and of this littleregard design plan
volume.
The no doubt asubject, though possessing peculiar
interest to the and to touristsgeneral reader, especially
in these falls under the headtravelling days, naturally
of historical and instruction in schoolsgeographical ;
theand for such use book in the firstis, place, specially
intended.
IWhen was one of a class in this wheremyself city
and were no informationGeography History taught,
connected with was to us. Weetymology imparted
with more or less trouble theandlearned, edification,
names of rote but our teachertowns,countries, etc., by ;
did not ask us who the names to thesegave places,
nor were we to or to know if thereexpected inquire
was connection between their names and theiranyVI PREFACE
histories. are now and I believeThings changed ;
the first stimulus to an interest in Geo-awakening
was the ofgraphical Etymology given by publication
the Rev. Isaac Words andwork,Taylor's popular
Places. tenAbout I found that the bestyears ago,
teachers in the schools of did askEnglish Edinburgh
on this and I at the samediscovered,questions subject,
that a book it was atime, specially bearing upon
desideratum in school literature. As no one better
came I was to make theinducedqualified forward,
and I the the result ofattempt ; hope following pages,
much inresearch and the face of no small discourage-
useful to as well as to theirment, may prove teachers,
pupils.
The Index at the end of the itvolume, although
contains names not included in the of themany body
does Ino means include all that havework, by given
there. This did not seem the rootnecessary, because,
words anbeing alphabetically arranged, intelligent
teacher or will find the to the explana-pupil easily key
tion of name to the head underany special by referring
which is Iit classed. must, however, premisenaturally
with to names derived from the Celticthat, regard
is at thethe root wordlanguages, generally placed
of the name that if it contain more thanbeginning is,
such vocables asone This is the case withsyllable.
Ben-Lismore,pen, ben, dun, Us, rath, strath, etc.; e.g.
On the otherStrath-Allan. hand,more, Dungarvan,

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