<div dir="ltr">I love the idea of some mediaeval herbalist living there. (Cornwall's answer to Cadfael perhaps.) Can't vouch for the local geology, but that also seems logical.<div>Jan</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Nicholas Williams <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:njawilliams@gmail.com" target="_blank">njawilliams@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div style="word-wrap:break-word"><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">There is a medieval Welsh word <i>meddyglyn</i> ‘medicinal potion, cordial, elixir’. It was borrowed into English as <i>metheglin</i>.</font><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">The word is formed from Welsh <i>meddyg</i> ‘doctor’ and <i>llyn</i> ‘liquid’. The Cornish equivalent would be *<i>metheglyn</i>.</font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">Since both <i>methek</i> ‘doctor’ and <i>lyn</i> ‘liquid’ are both attested elements in Cornish, it is not unlikely that *<i>metheglyn</i></font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">was known in Cornwall also. </font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">Is it possible that <i>Trevethegal</i>, <i>Trevethygel</i> contains a corruption of *<i>metheglyn</i>?</font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px"><i>Trevetheglyn</i> might have been metathesised to *<i>Trevethegnyl</i> and then reduced to <i>Trevethegyl</i> by simplifiction of the consonant cluster.</font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px"><br></font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px"><i>Meddyglyn</i> in Welsh also came to mean Wild carrot (<i>Daucus carota</i>), though that plant is so common</font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">that it is difficult to see why a place would be named after it. </font></div><span class="HOEnZb"><font color="#888888"><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px"><br></font></div><div><font face="Verdana" style="font-size:14px">Nicholas</font></div></font></span><span class=""><div><br><div><blockquote type="cite"><div>On 9 Aug 2016, at 20:00, Janice Lobb <<a href="mailto:janicelobb@gmail.com" target="_blank">janicelobb@gmail.com</a>> wrote:</div><br><div><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Trevethegal 1315, 1317, 1321</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Trevethygel, Trevethall 1389</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Trevithal, Trevergal 1668</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Trevithole 1696</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Trevidall 1725</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">All that I can think of is that it's a derivative of <medhek>, "doctor, surgeon".</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Could it be an otherwise unattested word <*medhegel>, perhaps "surgery"?</span><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><br style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline!important">Craig</span></div></blockquote></div><br></div></span></div><br>______________________________<wbr>_________________<br>
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