The genealogy of eagre ‘tidal surge in the river Trent’

Coates, Richard (2007) The genealogy of eagre ‘tidal surge in the river Trent’. English Language and Linguistics, 11 (3). pp. 507-523. ISSN 1360-6743

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Abstract

A case is made for the derivation of the regional word eagre ‘tidal surge’, ‘bore’, and relatives or variants found in other contexts, from OE e(a)gor- meaning ‘flood’ or the like, despite the phonological difficulty. A Latin source is proposed. The evidence for the word is considered alongside place-name evidence, and explanations are tentatively reaffirmed, and proposed, respectively, for two problematic names in Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Richard Coates
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 08:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37931
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