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At the edges of Old English toponomastics 2: a textual sidelight on Clandon

Seconds out, round two… Like Wanborough, the place-name Clandon (shared by two parishes east of Guildford) represents a compound of two Old English words, in this case clǣne and dūn (e.g. CDEPN, 140). The qualifier occurs most frequently with OE feld (“open land”) but has been … Continue reading

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