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| '''aber'''
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| '''aber'''  
| mouth (of a river), confluence, a meeting of waters
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| mouth (of a river), confluence, a meeting of waters  
 
| Aberfal (English: Falmouth)
 
| Aberfal (English: Falmouth)
 
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| '''avon'''
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| '''avon'''  
| river
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| river  
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| '''bre''' / '''bronn'''
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| '''bre''' / '''bronn'''  
| hill
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| hill  
 
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| '''eglos'''
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| '''eglos'''  
| church
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| church  
 
| Egloshayle (Cornish: Eglosheyl)
 
| Egloshayle (Cornish: Eglosheyl)
 
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| '''lann'''
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| '''lann'''  
| church, churchyard, village with church, parish
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| church, churchyard, village with church, parish  
 
| Lanhydrock (Cornish: Lannhydrek)
 
| Lanhydrock (Cornish: Lannhydrek)
 
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| '''nan''', '''nans'''
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| '''nan''', '''nans'''  
| valley
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| valley  
 
| Nancledra
 
| Nancledra
 
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| '''pen'''
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| '''pen'''  
| head (headland or hill)
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| head (headland or hill)  
 
| Penzance (Cornish: Pensans)
 
| Penzance (Cornish: Pensans)
 
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| '''pol'''
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| '''pol'''  
| pool or lake
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| pool or lake  
 
| Polperro
 
| Polperro
 
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| '''pons'''
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| '''pons'''  
| bridge
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| bridge  
 
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| '''porth'''
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| '''porth'''  
| harbour
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| harbour  
 
| Perranporth (Cornish: Porthpyran)
 
| Perranporth (Cornish: Porthpyran)
 
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| '''rys'''
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| '''rys'''  
| ford
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| ford  
 
| Camelford (Cornish: Ryskammel)
 
| Camelford (Cornish: Ryskammel)
 
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| '''tre'''
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| '''tre'''  
| settlement
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| settlement  
 
| Trewithen
 
| Trewithen
 
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| '''treth'''
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| '''treth'''  
| beach
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| beach  
 
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| Bodmin
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| Bodmin  
| Bosvenegh
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| Bosvenegh  
| From ''bos'' 'dwelling' & ''menegh'' 'monks'
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| From ''bos'' 'dwelling' &amp; ''menegh'' 'monks'
 
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| Camborne
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| Camborne  
| Kammbronn
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| Kammbronn  
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| Calstock
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| Calstock  
| Kalstok
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| Kalstok  
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| Camelford
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| Camelford  
| Ryskammel
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| Ryskammel  
 
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==External links==
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A much more complete exposition of Cornish names and the meaning thereof can be found in the book, "Cornish Names" by T. F. G. Dexter.&nbsp;
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== External links ==
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*[http://cornovia.org.uk/ihpnc/ An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall]
 
*[http://cornovia.org.uk/ihpnc/ An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall]
  
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Revision as of 21:41, 30 May 2009

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Map of Cornwall
Stem Meaning Examples
aber mouth (of a river), confluence, a meeting of waters Aberfal (English: Falmouth)
avon river
bre / bronn hill
eglos church Egloshayle (Cornish: Eglosheyl)
lann church, churchyard, village with church, parish Lanhydrock (Cornish: Lannhydrek)
nan, nans valley Nancledra
pen head (headland or hill) Penzance (Cornish: Pensans)
pol pool or lake Polperro
pons bridge
porth harbour Perranporth (Cornish: Porthpyran)
rys ford Camelford (Cornish: Ryskammel)
tre settlement Trewithen
treth beach


English Cornish Meaning
Bodmin Bosvenegh From bos 'dwelling' & menegh 'monks'
Camborne Kammbronn
Calstock Kalstok
Camelford Ryskammel


A much more complete exposition of Cornish names and the meaning thereof can be found in the book, "Cornish Names" by T. F. G. Dexter. 

External links