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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkɔːɹn.wəl/(British English) /ˈkɔːn.wəl/(British English) /ˈkɔrn.ʋɑl/(Dutch)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsKernow, Cornwell

Meaning & History

An English county or country, a place next to Devon at the bottom of southwestern England, derived from Old English Cornwealas which eventually turned into Cornwall. It is thought to come from Proto-Celtic *karnos "horn" or "headland" and Old English wealh meanning "stranger, foreigner, Celt".
Added 4/19/2019 by anonymous
Edited 10/6/2023 by SeaHorse15