I suggest therefore that la Papelafe should be understood as a reference to inherited property along the same lines as the Danish placenames
from lev, and that a similar interpretation should be considered for any further occurrences of OE laf in combination with a personal-name which may come to light as the English Place-Name Survey progresses.
One of the placename
taxa I have documented during my toponymic adventuring is fishing ground names.
Compare the Alyawarr placename
in (26) with Line 52 in (27):
This Land is a Map: Placenames
of Indigenous Origin in Australia sheds some valuable light on indigenous place names to reveal the complexities of answering these questions.
In one case, in both languages the placename
identified a location as "place of the elderberry.
The survival of these names, and particularly of Wednesfield, has always puzzled placename
THE chief claim to fame of Newtownmountkennedy used to be the fact that it had the longest placename
From a European perspective (filtered through the Arabs) the Cantino Planisphere of 1502, shows, at the end of the Malay Peninsula, the placename
Elmley Castle - both a military fortress and a placename
- was constructed around 1080 by Urse D'Abitot, Sheriff of Worcestershire and buddy of William the Conqueror.
They know they have family connections with Anglesey and they may know it is a placename
So finally I knew that I could get pure placename
squares, but there was not the slightest chance of getting a headword square.
They called it Whiteway, a rough English equivalent of the Russian placename