|Subject:||Re: "Flensburgh/ Flansburgh|
|Author:||Andy ;—) (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||March 23, 2005 at 11:52:00 PM|
|Reply to:||"Flensburgh/ Flansburgh and "Arnhem" (both Dutch?) by "Bagpus and Friends"|
The origin of the German place-name Flensburg is not certain. It probably means "castle/town at the river Flensaa". The name of the river is said to be from Old Danish "flen" (tip of the fork) and maybe refers to the sharp inner part of the Flensborg Fjord.
(This is from: Dieter Berger, Geographische Namen in Deutschland, Mannheim 1999)
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