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Village/Town Names(Viking derivation)

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This page shows segments of place names that can be related to Viking locations.
Segment Derivation Translation
booth   buð   shelter
ending in by|by   buð   shelter
dal   dalr   valley
gar   garðr   enclosure
garth   garðr   enclosure
ghyll   gil   a ravine or valley
gill   gil   a ravine or valley
holm   holmr   small island
howe   haugr   grave-mound - burial place
keld   keldr   spring
kes   cyse   cheese
kirk   kirkja   church
mickle   mikil   big
muckle   mikil   big
skip   scæp   sheep
sower   saurr   mud, dirt or tainted ground
ster   bustaðr   dwelling place
tarn   tjorn   a small mountain lake without tributaries
thwait   þvait   cleared area
toft   toft   homestead

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