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portam ( apud ) le Sleygate

Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • portam ( apud ) le Sleygate 1382 DorR
  • portam ( apud ) le Sleweʒete 1382 DorR
  • un ' lupeyate voc ' Sle ( y ) yate 1426 DorR
  • un ' lupeyate apud Sle ( y ) yate 1426 DorR

Etymology

portam(apud) le Sleygate, portam(apud) le Sleweʒete 1382, un'lupeyate voc' Sle(y)yate, un' lupeyate apud Sle(y)yate 1426(v. geat, hlīep-geat; for the first el.,cf. prec., v. also Sundby, SNPh 27 106–7, who interprets this compound as'gate leading to a sheep pasture', or'swing-gate')