kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
Wed Jan 2 16:51:35 GMT 2013
Similarly, does anyone have any theories on the identification and meaning
of Bosvene - or were there replies already that I missed in the holiday
email wave / to spam?
On 2 January 2013 16:46, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks. I'm disappointed about Bohill, but I shall look out for the
> possible gate or hollow near Gaten-Banns Cottage.
> 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).
>> 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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