Place-name sentence example
- Villafranca is a common place name in Italy.
- As the female counterpart of the Phoenician Baal (viewed as a sun-god), and on the testimony of late writers (Lucian, Herodian) that she was represented with horns, the place-name AshterothKarnaim in Gilead ("Ashteroth of the horns") has been considered ample proof in favour of the theory.
- The legend which connected Jane Shore with Shoreditch is quite baseless; the place-name is very much older.
- So famous was the silk of Bagdad, manufactured in the Attabieh quarter (named after Attab, a contemporary of the Prophet), that the place-name passed over into Spanish, Italian, French and finally into English in the form of "tabby," as the designation of a rich-coloured watered silk.
- The coincidence of the title with the place-name of the battle which had not yet been fought when the title was conferred, is curious, but accidental.Advertisement
- In Yemen this tree was probably more common formerly; the place-name Arar, signifying juniper, is still often found where the tree no longer exists.
- It is strange that there is not a single place-name in Salvador either of Mayan origin, or, as it seems, of Chorotegan origin.
- Others have seen in the ancient Babylonian place-name Gir-su an inversion of Su-gir = Su-ngir, which has also been identified with Shumer.
- The form imgir (imgur), however, as a place-name for Babylonia is uncertain.
- The name itself (Dutch for "Look-out Hill") is fairly common as a place-name in South Africa.Advertisement
- Anglicized in spelling and even to some extent changed in sound are Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin); Pembroke (Penfro); Kidwelly (Cydweli); Cardif f (Caerdydd); Llandovery (Llanymddyfri); while Lampeter, in Welsh Llanbedrpont-Stephan, affords an example of a Celtic place-name both Anglicized and abbreviated.
- A notable example of this curious nomenclature occurs in Bethesda, Carnarvonshire, where the name of the Congregational chapel erected early in the 10th century has altogether supplanted the original Celtic place-name of Cilfoden.
- Karroo is a corruption of Karusa, a Hottentot word meaning dry, barren, and its use as a place-name indicates the character of the plateaus so designated.
- Some authorities derive it from a proper name, Wiruto or Wirtino; others from a Celtic place-name, Virolunum or Verdunum.
- Children should already know the animal or place name you are teaching them in English; introducing new concepts gets very difficult and the students will not be likely to understand the new concept since it is in another language.Advertisement
- The place-name "Gospel Oak," which occurs in London and elsewhere, is a relic of these rogation processions, the gospel of the day being read at the foot of the finest oak the parish boasted.