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Subject: Re: Tibba and question about the history of the English and German language
Author: Swiff   (Authenticated as Swiff)
Date: January 31, 2012 at 9:40:54 AM
Reply to: Re: Tibba and question about the history of the English and German language by Llewella
Thanks for your answer and the interesting links!

The German site says the origin is Old English or Old German: http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/BiographienC/Cyneburg_von_Mercien.htm They are not a name site but a site about saints. However they are usually reliable. Lots of names which have a German orgin include the element "burg". That might have led them to believe that Cyneburg(a) could partly be Old German. I guess "burg" was used by Old English speakers as well and Cyneburg(a) is 100 percent Old Englsih.

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