[Spellyans] Bohill

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 16:46:13 GMT 2013


Thanks. I'm disappointed about Bohill, but  I shall look out for the
possible gate or hollow near Gaten-Banns Cottage.
Jan


On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:

> Bohill is a contraction of Bole Hill (Eng.) and, as you say, it refers to
> the legend of the founding of Glasney Collegiate Church.  There is no sign
> in records of any spelling that hints at a Cornish origin.
>
> I can suggest this for Gaten-Banns:  Yet an Bans - "Gate at the hollow"
> (yet + an + pans).  In Late Cornish, an initial Y was often pronounced as a
> soft J (something like the S of pleasure) "Park an Jet" being commonly
> found for "Park an Yet"; Venton Jean for (an) fenten yeyn.  By extension J
> is often represented in Late Cornish by G, and even GG (spriggan for
> spyryjyon is one example).
>
> Craig
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> On 2013 Gen 1, at 22:01, Janice Lobb wrote:
>
> > Another Bo- name that has been puzzling me: Bohill in Penryn. Very old
> street. I have heard various suggestions including Bole Hill and Bee Hill
> (because of the legend of the town's founding) but could it possibly derive
> from Bos and Heyl or similar?
> >
> > Also on country road near Perranporth, old house called Gaten-Banns
> Cottage which has me baffled.
> >
> > Any wise words on either?
> >
> > Jan
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