Re: Dublin - Dubh linn - Dyflinni - Black Pool etc...
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 23, 2001, 19:44|
Bjorn Kristinsson wrote:
> This didn't satisfy him (he went "Hmmmmmm"), so I asked him why he wanted to
> know that. He told me that Dublin meant Black Pool, and was the name of an
> old fort built by (Danish?) Vikings a long time ago.
Correct as far as it goes. But the name is in Irish.
Oddly, it is no longer the Irish name of the place, which is
[Baile] Atha Cliath = "[Town of the] Wickerwork Ford".
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