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There is an islet among the Isles of Scilly called "the Pol" (, ), and an islet in Jamaica Bay called "Canarsie Pol".
I'm trying to determine whether there is a common noun pol, and what it means (besides "politician", of course).
The first 120 hits at google books:+"a|the pol" anchorage|anchor show nothing relevant other than those two hits for the Scilly "Pol". And the first 120 hits at google books:+"a|the pol" island|isle|islet show no relevant hits (though they do imply that pol is also a derivative of sugar cane, something worth looking into, but not my own interest at the moment).
Anyone else have any other search ideas, or others?—msh210℠ 17:52, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
- It's Cornish for a pond, lake or well. See w:Tre Pol and Pen SemperBlotto 22:51, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
- (Scilly is near Cornwall, as you, SB, doubtless realized.) But how then would it come to me the name of islands? And has it ever been English?—msh210℠ 17:26, 19 March 2010 (UTC)