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to ginum hocum

Field in the Parish of West Orchard

Historical Forms

  • to ginum hocum 939 ShaftR

Etymology

to ginum hocum(second el. is hōc'hook, angle, bend'; if ginum is apoor spelling for ginnum, the first el. is OE  ginne'wide, spacious', a wellrecorded word but not noted in p.ns.; BTSuppl postulates a word *gin'gaping' but its existence is doubtful, cf. the discussion of to gynan bæte inPN Brk 714)

Places in the same Parish