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morysse gate

Field in the Parish of Ashby cum Fenby

Historical Forms

  • morysse gate 1577 Terrier
  • morysse grene 1577 Terrier
  • morysse oddes 1577 Terrier
  • morysse southe greene 1577 Terrier
  • morisse thornes 1577 Terrier
  • beneath morris 1601 Terrier
  • morice gate 1601 Terrier
  • morice greene 1601 Terrier
  • morris oddes 1601 Terrier
  • morris Thorns 1601 Terrier
  • Morris southgreene 1601 Terrier
  • upon Morric ( e ) 1664 Terrier
  • Morrice-gate 1664 Terrier
  • Morrice green 1664 Terrier
  • Morrice South green 1664 Terrier
  • Mortice gate 1690 Terrier
  • Mortice green 1690 Terrier
  • Mortice Thorns 1690 Terrier
  • Mortice southgreen 1690 Terrier
  • Moris gate 1690 Terrier
  • Morris oddes 1690 Terrier

Etymology

morysse gate, morysse grene,morysse oddes, morysse southe greene, morisse thornes 1577, beneath morris,morice gate, morice greene, morris oddes, morris Thorns, Morris southgreene 1601, upon Morric(e), Morrice-gate, Morrice green, Morrice South green 1664, Mortice gate, Mortice green,Mortice Thorns, Mortice southgreen, Moris gate(sic), Morris oddes 1690(perhaps from ME mōrisch'moist and soft, spongy', though this is purely speculative, with gata,grēne2, þorn; oddes may allude to a topographical feature, ON  oddi'a pointor tongue of land' or may be ME  odde'odd, the odd one of three &c.',perhaps having the sense of'remnant')