Glossarium antiquitatum britannicarum: sive, Syllabus etymogicus antiquitatum veteris Britanniae atque Iberniae, temporibus Romanorum. Auctore Willielmo Baxter...Accedunt...Edvardi Luidii...De fluviorum, montium, urbium, &c, in Britanniâ nominibus, adversaria posthuma

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impensis T. Woodward, 1733 - Great Britain - 277 pages
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Page 262 - Uroconium in Wroxeter, and some others mentioned in the Notitia and the Antonine Itinerary. Our rivers, too, in many instances bear the original British names, or rather the geographical expressions and terms employed by the Celtic people. As Lhwyd properly remarks — " As for the names of Rivers. We often find that when a country is new peopled, the new-commers take the appellatives of the old inhabitants for proper names. And hence it is, that our ancestors...
Page 261 - ABER is the jfàU or"a lefler Water into a greater, as of a Brook into a River, of a River into a Lake [or Sea] of.
Page 270 - ... why we use it for a church was (as I conjecture) because before Christianity the Druids sacrificed and buried their dead in a circle of stones, which had a Cromlech or Kist-vaen, or both, in the midst ; as we find at Kerrig y Drudion in Denbighshire and elsewhere. And it is probable that from such a Crug of stones or a circus or round trench, or from both, the Teutonick nations took their kirk, corrupted by the southern English into church. Lan besides Wales is common in Cornwall and Basse Bretagne,...
Page 262 - Nicolson, author of the Historical Library, says that cors signifies a marsh, which is a mistake I don't know how he could be guilty of, for a marsh is morfa ; and he further adds that cors signifies also a reed, and marshes being often overgrown with them, it was thence probably they were called corsydd. [Cors is a marsh in South Wales ; cors is also a reed in South Wales.
Page 262 - Anceftors at their firil coming (whenever that was) called fo many Rivers in England by the Names £ ,.15» ; Esc' Isc> Osc andUsc, which the iingliln.
Page 265 - Names from fome remarkable TREES or PLANTS growing on their Banks or in them ; as Nant у r Helig, qd Anglice,mtUOtob£Ckj Guernantylc.
Page 266 - The moft common way of naming Hills was by Metaphors from the PARTS of the BODY -, as, 1.

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