Hi. I am currently writing a Research Essay that is looking at the etymology of the name New York
. I am having some difficulty with a couple of things.
1. I am having much difficulty understanding what the last line of Behindthename.com's definition of York
? My Dad said that the yew in that line could mean some rference to pigs I think he says but there are yew trees. Which is being referred to there?
2. Behindthename.com's definition of York
says that Eburacon is the old name of York
, England where as Encarta Encyclopedia says Eboracum is the old name (http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761573811
, see first line)
3. To add further confusion, at vitalog.net (enter the name York
, I can't directly link) they say that York
is an old name meaning "place of Yew Trees"Can
anybody give me any assistance, because I am somewhat confused at the moment. Thanks!