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On the Etymology of <i>Adel</i>

Hall, Alaric (2009) On the Etymology of <i>Adel</i>. In: Wawnarstræti (alla leið til Íslands) lagt Andrew Wawn 65 ára 27. október 2009. Menningar- og minningjasjóður Mette Magnussen , Reykjavík , pp. 39-42.

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Abstract

A light-hearted tour of the historiography of the etymology of Adel, a parish in North Leeds, resisting the twentieth-century concensus of Old English <i>adela</i> (‘filth, dirt, dirty place; foul filth; bilge-water’ and possibly even ‘sewer, privy’) in favour of *<i>Eada-lēah</i> ('Eada's lea').

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright remains with contributors to the volume.
Keywords: place-names, toponymy, local history, Leeds, Adel, etymology
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of English (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > Institute for Medieval Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Dr Alaric Hall
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009 11:29
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 21:52
Status: Published
Publisher: Menningar- og minningjasjóður Mette Magnussen
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10184

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