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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". -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein