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Subject: Re: old english suffix
Author: Satu   (guest, 193.159.16.86)
Date: September 3, 2002 at 3:48:22 PM
Reply to: old english suffix by anaïs
Hello Ana,

in most cases -den means "valley".

When the suffix originally was -don instead of -den (Brandon - Branden), it means "hill"

Sometimes, when the names are forms of Old Norse names (e.g. Old English Alden from Old Norse Halvdan or Old English Denby from Old Norse Danby), the suffix/prefix means "Dane".

Regards, Satu

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