Ancient Celtic Submitted Place Names
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ISCA (River) Ancient Celtic (Latinized), History
Romanized form of a Celtic river name, from Common Celtic *iska
- "water" (cognate with whiskey
). This is the Latin name for both the River Exe and the River Usk, after which the towns of Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta) got their Roman names.
ORCADIA (Island) Medieval, Ancient Celtic (Latinized)
A medieval name for the Orkney Islands, the famous archipelago of the northwest coast of Scotland. It comes from the Roman name Orcades
which was probably derived from Celtic *forko
- "young pig"... [more]
PEN-Y-GHENT (Mountain) English, Ancient Celtic
A mountain in Yorkshire, Northern England. In the Cumbric Language, the element pen
, exactly as in Welsh, meant 'head, top, summit', and y
, also as in Welsh, meant the definite article 'the'... [more]