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Date Posted: 13:35:33 06/17/08 Tue
Author: Christopher Rigg
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Subject: The name Appleby

Is anybody working on the Celtic contribution to the place-names in Cumbria? There are two additional 'possibles'. Probably most of the northern and midland names with ‘apple’ are a corruption of the Old British apa, ‘water, river’, since they all adjoin a stream or river.
(1) < Old Norse epli, Old Swedish æple, Old English æppel, ‘apple’ + Old Norse by, ‘settlement, farmstead’ (Ekwall)
(2) < Old British apa, ‘water’ + Old Norse by, ‘settlement, farmstead’

The same word, also in a bilingual context, probably occurs in the name Kirkby Stephen < Kirk-By West-Efon: 'Church Village west of the river'.The w, here of 'west' was often lost in Norse, with Old British afon / apon, 'water, river'. Probably the Eden Valley was long bilingual around the 9th to 11th Century, with mixing of the two languages in dialect.

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