Gotham

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

When originally used in England, the meaning of the place name Gotham was literally "homestead where goats are kept", from Old English gat 'goat' and ham 'home'.[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Gotham

  1. Nickname for New York City; Washington Irving gave the name Gotham to New York City in his Salmagundi Papers [1] (1807).
  2. A village in Nottinghamshire, England, associated in folklore with insanity.
  3. (Should we delete(+) this sense?) A fictional city, the hometown of Batman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper, Douglas (2001), "Gotham", Online Etymology Dictionary. URL accessed on 17 December 2009.