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On the Etymology of <i>Adel</i>

By Alaric Hall

Abstract

A light-hearted tour of the historiography of the etymology of Adel, a parish in North Leeds, resisting the twentieth-century concensus of Old English <i>adela</i> (‘filth, dirt, dirty place; foul filth; bilge-water’ and possibly even ‘sewer, privy’) in favour of *<i>Eada-lēah</i> ('Eada's lea')

Publisher: Menningar- og minningjasjóður Mette Magnussen
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:10184

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