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#207984 - 11/11/12 10:03 AM The suffix "worth"
HalAl Offline
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There are many Anglo-Saxon names that end in "worth." From what I can find it seems to have the same meaning as the suffix, "ley," a clearing. Did they develop from different original languages?

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#207988 - 11/11/12 01:14 PM Re: The suffix "worth" [Re: HalAl]
zmjezhd Offline
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Technically, they are not suffixes, but nouns as the second element in a compound word. Old English leāh 'lea, grassland, meadow' is not the same thing as worđ 'an enclosed homestead'.
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