Buckinghamshire

EnglishEdit

 Buckinghamshire on Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Old English Buccingahamscir (district of Bucca's home), from Buccingahamme + scir, first element from Bucca (see bucca (he-goat)[1]) + inga- + ham.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbʌk.ɪŋ.əm.ʃə(ɹ)/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Buckinghamshire

  1. An inland county of England bounded by Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Greater London, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
  2. Buckinghamshire Council, a local government unitary authority which replaced the county council in 2020 in all of Buckinghamshire except Milton Keynes.

Alternative formsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Home Counties Magazine, Volume 8 (1906)

Further readingEdit

  • Mills, David (2011): A Dictionary of British Place-Names