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TypeSettlement & Political Subdivision
UsageEnglish

Meaning & History

From Eboracum, the Latinized form of a Brythonic name like Eburacon meaning "yew". It was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic meaning "pig farm". This is the name of a city in northern England. The American city and state of New York were named after the Duke of York (James II of England).
Other Languages & CulturesEboracum Ancient Celtic
Entry added July 2, 2017   Contribute