From Middle English Cantebrigge, Grentebrige, from Old English Grante bryċġ, Granta-briċġ, Grantanbryċġ (“Granta-bridge”). Granta is probably of Celtic origin, identified as Brythonic settlement, Cair Grauth. See Cam.
By Middle English when the name of the settlement had changed to "Cantebrigge" and eventually "Cambridge", the lower stretches of the River Granta were renamed Cam by back-formation from Cambridge.
- A city and local government district in Cambridgeshire, England famous for its university.
- Cambridge University.
- He went to Cambridge, you know.
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- A city in Maryland, USA, and county seat of Dorchester County.
- A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, famous for being the location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was formerly one of the county seats.
- A city in Minnesota, USA, and the county seat of Isanti County.
- A city in Ohio, USA, and the county seat of Guernsey County.
- A town and a village in Lamoille County, Vermont, USA.