Aldcliffe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Old English eald (old) and clif (cliff), meaning "the high land long occupied". Maybe from the Old English personal name Alda, but this is unlikely.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔː.klɪf/, /ˈɔːld.klɪf/

Proper noun[edit]

Aldcliffe

  1. a hamlet near Lancaster in Lancashire, England.

References[edit]

  • Mills, David (1976), “Directory of Place Names”, in The Place Names of Lancashire, London: Batsford Books, →ISBN, page 54