[Spellyans] Trevithal, Paul

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 19:48:19 IST 2016


Could <treveth> (abode) be the first element, followed by something else?
_whatever <egal> might have started off as

Jan

On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:

> Good point Jan!
>
> We should always look at place name meanings in the context of their
> surroundings.
>
> On 9 Est 2016, at 20:00, Janice Lobb wrote:
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> 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:
>>
>> 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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