Carlisle

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Carlele, from Old English Carleol, Carleul, from Cumbric [Term?] (compare Caer Ligualid in the Historia Brittonum, Middle Welsh Caer Liwelydd, Welsh Caerliwelydd, all suffixed with -ydd), composed of Proto-Brythonic *kaɨr (fort) + Proto-Brythonic [Term?] (> Latin Luguvalium), from Proto-Celtic *Luguwalos (personal name, literally strength of Lugus), from *Lugus +‎ *walos (stength).

The absence of a suffix comparable to Welsh -ydd in the underlying Cumbric form is unexplained; see w:Cumbric/Absence of -ydd.

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Carlisle

  1. A city and local government district in and the county town of Cumbria, and formerly of Cumberland, in northwestern England.
  2. A home rule city, the county seat of Nicholas County, Kentucky, United States.
  3. A borough, the county seat of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States.
  4. A habitational surname, from Old English​.

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  • Jackson, K. H. (1953) Language and History in Early Britain, page 39

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