[Spellyans] Trevithal, Paul

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 20:00:04 IST 2016


Any patients would have been half dead before they got there!
Jan

On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 11:13 AM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>
wrote:

> What is the qualifying element in this place-name?  Historic forms of the
> name are as follows:
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> Trevethegal 1315, 1317, 1321
> Trevethygel, Trevethall 1389
> Trevithal, Trevergal 1668
> Trevithole 1696
> Trevidall 1725
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> 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"?
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