• On the Etymology of Adel

    Author(s):
    Alaric Hall (see profile)
    Date:
    2009
    Subject(s):
    Etymology, Old English
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Placenames, Toponymy, Yorkshire
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PN8XF1D
    Abstract:
    'On the Etymology of Adel' is a light-hearted tour of the historiography of the etymology of Adel, a parish in North Leeds, resisting the twentieth-century concensus of Old English adela ('filth, dirt, dirty place; foul filth; bilge-water' and possibly even 'sewer, privy') in favour of *Eada-lēah ('Eada's lea'), suggested in 1910 by F. W. Moorman.
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