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Place-names of the Maltese Islands

Godfrey Wettinger

Place-names of the Maltese Islands

ca. 1300-1800

by Godfrey Wettinger

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Published by PEG in San Gwann (Malta) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Malta.
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- Malta.,
    • Maltese language -- Etymology -- Names.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. xlvii-lvi).

      StatementGodfrey Wettinger.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG988.6 .W48 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationlvii, 645 p. ;
      Number of Pages645
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3987815M
      LC Control Number2001318584
      OCLC/WorldCa45215607

      2. L-isem Kordin iservi wkoll bħala nomenklatura għall-ħabs ċivili li kien inbena aktar ’il ġewwa lejn Raħal Ġdid, fl Ngħidu, ‘Ara ma tkunx kaġun int li nispiċċa Kordin!’ Ara: ‘Qortin’, Place-names of the Maltese Islands, c. , p. -- Martin Morana, Bejn Kliem u Storja. See More5/5. Icelandic names are used on the island nation of Iceland. See also about Scandinavian names. From the Old Norse name Agnarr, derived from agi "awe, terror" or egg "edge of a sword" combined with arr "warrior". Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Αγνη (Hagne), derived .


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