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Monday, 14 May 2012
Clouds in Worth

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It was good to get some sun again over the weekend after the recent wetdrought.

I have written previously about WorthAbbey which is situated near where I took this photograph. I said that:

the word Worth is apparently an Old English word for a settlement or village that was fenced or enclosed, and is Saxon (Germanic) in origin.  It therefore dates back to between 350AD and 1000AD.  Worth is similar in meaning to the place name suffix “-ton” but worth was generally used to describe larger settlements.

I also wrote in 2004 about the Alsatian town of Woerth, which I suspect has the same etymology, but at the time I linked to a local website which claimed that it derived from an Old German word meaning “island” (typically in Marsh).

Posted by bigblue on 14/05/2012 at 12:43 PM
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