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Academic Paper


Title: The genealogy of eagre 'tidal surge in the river Trent'
Author: Richard Coates
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Institution: University of the West of England
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
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 ē(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.

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This article appears IN English Language and Linguistics Vol. 11, Issue 3.

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