Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales

Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales

By (author) Hywel Wyn Owen , By (author) Richard Morgan


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This scholarly and accessible dictionary, the first of its kind in Wales, deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape. For each name, the authors provide the evidence of historical forms and dates, identify the etymological elements, comment on the derivation, meaning and linguistic development, and explain the topographic, social or historical significance. Based on the authors' original research and that of other place-names scholars past and present, this authoritative dictionary also includes an invaluable glossary of the place-names elements.

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  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 152.4 x 254 x 50mm | 1,066g
  • 30 Nov 2007
  • Llandysul
  • English
  • 1843239019
  • 9781843239017
  • 373,011

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Professor Hywel Wyn Owen is Director of the Place-name Research Centre at Bangor University and Vice President of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. He is a regular broadcaster, and advises the Welsh Assembly and the Welsh Language Board and other national bodies on matters pertaining to place-names.Richard Morgan is an archivist, formerly with Shropshire and now with Glamorgan Record Office. He is an honorary lecturer at the School of Welsh at Bangor University.Both have published extensively and are acknowledged as leading authorities on the place-names of Wales.

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