Carlisle

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From Middle English Carlele, from Old English Carleol, Carleul, from Old Welsh Caer Lualid, Caer Ligualid, from Proto-Brythonic *kair (fort) + Latin Luguvalium, from Proto-Celtic *Luguwalos (personal name, literally strength of Lugus), from *Lugus +‎ *walos (stength), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁-.

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Carlisle

  1. A city in north-western England, the county town of Cumbria and formerly of Cumberland.
  2. A home-rule class city in Kentucky, USA, and the county seat of Nicholas County.
  3. A borough in Pennsylvania, USA, and county seat of Cumberland County.
  4. A habitational surname​.

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