[Spellyans] Trevithal, Paul

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Aug 9 11:13:20 IST 2016


What is the qualifying element in this place-name?  Historic forms of the name are as follows:

Trevethegal 1315, 1317, 1321
Trevethygel, Trevethall 1389
Trevithal, Trevergal 1668
Trevithole 1696
Trevidall 1725

All that I can think of is that it's a derivative of <medhek>, "doctor, surgeon".
Could it be an otherwise unattested word <*medhegel>, perhaps "surgery"?

Craig









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