Stonehenge

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Stonehenge

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Inherited from Middle English Stonhenge, from ston (stone) +‎ henge (hinge) or hengen ("hanging", but only attested as "imprisonment"). More at   Stonehenge#Etymology on Wikipedia.Wikipedia .

The failure of /hɛnd͡ʒ/ to regularly raise to /ɪnd͡ʒ/, as in hinge, singe < Middle English henge, sengen, is probably due to the influence of the local dialect; compare the forms /ɛnd͡ʒ/, /sɛnd͡ʒ/ "hinge, singe" attested for the early 20th-century dialect of Pewsey, Wiltshire[1], approximately 18.5 kilometres (11.5 miles) from Stonehenge.

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Stonehenge

  1. An ancient group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England (OS grid ref SU1242).

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  1. ^ John Kjederqvist (1903) The Dialect of Pewsey (Wiltshire), with a Glossarial Index of the Words Treated[1], London: The Philological Society, §71, page 39

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Unadapted borrowing from English Stonehenge.

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Stonehenge m

  1. Stonehenge (ancient group of standing stones in England)