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Celtic place-names.

John MacDonald

Celtic place-names.

by John MacDonald

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Photocopy of Banffshire Field Club Transactions 1880-1883, p220-234, Thursday December 21st 1882, p11-25.

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  Celtic place-names in Aberdeenshire: with a vocabulary of Gaelic words not in dictionaries ; the meaning and etymology of the Gaelic names of places in Aberdeenshire ; written for the Committee of the Carnegie Trust by Milne, John, Pages: Index of Celtic and Other Elements in ’s ‘The History of the Celtic Place-names of Scotland’ In the field of Scottish place-name studies, William J. Watson’s The History of the Celtic Place-names of Scotland () still holds a canonical status: it is the starting-point for any serious study of the toponymy of almost any part of the country.

Scottish place-names in book form. Although in need of revision in various ways, it remains the The History of the Celtic PlaceNames of Scotland-(Edinburgh and London:) for individual names, the best book to be written on the Celtic (British, Pictish and Gaelic) - place names. Although not easy to use inparts, it always repays the effort File Size: KB. Bibliography. G.B. Adams, Placenames from pre-Celtic languages in Ireland and Britain, Nomina 4 pp46–83 (). K. Cameron, A Dictionary of British Place Names (). R Coates, Toponymic Topics - Essays on the early toponymy of the British Isles. E. Ekwall, The Oxford English Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press, Fourth Edition ().

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Charles, B.G. (Bertie George), Non-Celtic place-name in Wales. London, University College, The History of Celtic Place-Names of Scotland is more than a gazetteer. A gazetteer is a geographical dictionary or directory, an important reference for information about places and place-names -- ideal for learning about places as they were known at the time that the gazetteer was published.


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Celtic Place-Names in Aberdeenshire Hardcover – Aug by John Milne (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from 5/5(2). Early Celtic-speakers left their traces in place names from Ireland to Anatolia, from Scotland to the Apennines, and from Andalusia to the Black Sea. This original study reveals their full extent for the first time, exploiting a dataset of o names recorded by Greek and Latin authors such as Polybius, Caesar and Tacitus and by early geographers such as Strabo, Pliny, Ptolemy and the Ravenna by: First published inthis book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of the country/5.

The History of Celtic Place-names of Scotland [William J. Watson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The History of Celtic Place-names of Scotland. Because of the overly-inclusive bank of names, including Hebrew and French monikers (which, yes, has precedence given the history of the Celtic, specifically Irish, people) I found it difficult to trust the other sections, including prolific clan names, place names, and dates/5.

The question arises as to why the Anglo-Saxons adopted some Celtic place-names and not others. Adoption of Celtic Place-Names. Just as pre-Celtic names would be passed on or taken over by the Britons from the pre-existing Bronze Age culture, so Celtic names were passed on to the Anglo-Saxons.

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History of the Celtic Placenames of Scotland [William J. Watson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This remains one of the greatest source books ever written on the place-names of Scotland. The book starts with a general survey before moving on to deal with the Celtic Cited by: In Celtic place names the order is usually reversed with the thing being described (hill, valley, farm, etc.) as the first element, for example "settlement of the Cuebris" (Tregonebris), "mouth of the Dee".

However, this is not true of all Celtic names, for example "bald hill". Translation. The general similarity of Old Norse and Old English. First published inthis book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of the country.

It is divided into sections Author: W. Watson. This is the only full scholarly study of Scottish place-names in book form. Although in need of revision in various ways, it remains the best general introduction to the subject.

Watson, William J.,The History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland (Edinburgh and London): for individual names, the best book to be written on the Celtic.

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Celtic Scotland, iii. from MacFirbis' Book of Genealogies. Another copy, for a transcript of which 1 am indebted to Professor T. O'Rahilly, is in R.I.A., MS.

23 L 17 fo. 15 a. This copy is anonymous, but R.I.A., MS. 23 D 4 (p. 93) gives the first ten quatrains under the name of Muireadhach Albanach, as Professor O'Rahilly informs me. The Wrekin takes its name from Celtic. So do about two-thirds of England’s rivers: Avon, Derwent, Severn, Tees, Trent, Tyne – and Itchen, which later lent its name to the town Bishop’s.

The place names in the first group are names that document pre-Roman Celtic settlements, especially Gaulish, or foundations not before the Roman period. Usually found in forms hellenized and/or Latinized, both in morphology (Celtic endings replaced by Greek and Latin ones) and in phonetics and spelling (see for example the case of the name Milan).

Product Information. First published inthis book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of the country.

These early place names of Celtic or British origin were borrowed by the Anglo-Saxons when they came to Britain from the 5th century ad onwards and are found all over England, only sporadically in the east but increasing in numbers further west towards Cornwall and Wales where they are of course still predominant.

Celtic place names belong for. First published inthis book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of the country/5(6).

Ancient Celtic Placenames in Europe and Asia Minor, Number 39 book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. An original study revealing /5(4).First published inthis remains the best and most comprehensive reference guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland.

This is the only paperback edition of this classic work, which is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place names the length and breadth of the country.Product Information. First published inthis is a source-book about the place names of Scotland.

The book begins with a general survey before examining the Celtic names of each area.