Derivation of "Wales"
rkephart at unf.edu
Fri Sep 23 12:26:35 UTC 2005
> I doubt Ron's derivation of Wales. I understand it comes from
>Galicia of which there was one in old Anatolia, hardly a place
>where Old English was spoken.
> Christina Paulston
Christina, I could be wrong. I'm going by my American Heritage
Dictionary of the English Language, New College Edition (1980), which
gives the etymology as:
Middle English Wales, Old English Wealas, [...] plural of wealh,
foreigner, Roman, Celt, Welshman.
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