Kyneburga/Cyneburg(a) lived in the 7th century and was the daughter of King
Penda of Mercia
. She was also the founder of a an abbey and is therefor remembered by the Catholic Church. Some sources state that she was a queen and canonized.
That sites gives the origine of the name Cyneburga
as Old English. According to a German
site I looked at it is either Old English or Old German
. That makes me wonder about the history of the English and German
language. What was the language called that both languages originate from? How long could it have taken until English and German
native speakers had to study the language of the other to be able to communicate with each other?
Kyneburga had a relative named Tibba. Do you have any information about the name?