-tun

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tūną, from Gaulish *dūnon, from Proto-Celtic *dūnom, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (to finish, come full circle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-tun or -tūn

  1. Town, derivative of tun. Used in place names, often as part of suffix -ingtūn, romanised to -ington.

References[edit]

  • Mills, David (1976) The Place Names of Lancashire, London: Batsford Books, ISBN 0-7134-3248-9, page 48