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A Collection Of Provincialisms In Use In The County Of Sussex.

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The following Anglo-Saxon words will be traced in the names of almost all the towns and villages in Sussex:
Becc. A brook. Beck. Bexhill.
Bur. A cottage; a dwelling. Edburton.
Burh. A hill; a citadel. Burghersh; Bury; Pulborough.
Burne. A stream; a river. Bourne. Eastbourne.
Ceaster. A camp. (From Lat. castrum.) Chester. Chichester.
Comb. A valley. (From Welsh cwm.) Combe. Balcombe.
Cote. A cot. Woodmancote; Coates.
Croft. A small enclosed field. Wivelscroft.
Dal. A valley. Dell; del. Arundel.
Denu. A valley. Den; dean. Marden; Westdean.
Dun. A hill; a down. Don. Slindon.
Ea. Water; marshy place. Ea. Selsea; Winchelsea.
Feld. An open field; pasture; plain. Field. Heathfield.
Folde. A field. Fold. Slinfold.
Gat. A gate; or rather, a way; street. Gate. Rogate; Easter-gate.
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