Stour and Blyth as English river-names

Coates, Richard (2006) Stour and Blyth as English river-names. English Language and Linguistics, 10 (1). pp. 23-29. ISSN 13606743

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The disputed etymology of the river-name Stour is revisited. It is suggested that an 'Old European' river-name was taken for an OE adjective, and that this adjective with its antonym represented in the river-name Blyth expressed the principal opposition in the classificatory system imposed on rivers in the Anglo-Saxon period.

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