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Re: Place name constituents - Summary

From:Michael Adams <abrigon@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 13:26
Just wierd how the term for Fort/Town (most often a fort for
defense agaisnts the Danes aka Danelaw, and Berg =

True, Borough seems to be an outgrowth of the earlier Burh or
like term. Or Borrow a hill, often used for burials and like. So
they are all based on a hill or hill like structure?

One for defense, the other for burial?

Since didn't borough come about cause the people wanted to be
seperate from the local sheriff, and be able to elect/appoint
their own sheriff and mayor..

Sheriff = Shire Reeve, related to Reeve or to take/collect.
Reevers = those who collect the flotsum and jetsum from a
shipwreck and like?

Sometimes Pirates but ..


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Johansson" <andjo@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: Place name constituents - Summary

> Citerar Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>: > > > > loan (-boro(ugh) related to 'to borrow'?) > > Since the simplex "borough" means something like "town", I
dare say this is just
> another form of -burg/-burgh/-borg. > > Andreas