Friday, 13 April 2007

SUW 14.0925


Breakfast on the banks me the Tweed. Found Jackie Lunn's shop in Melrose. Breakfast in a bun! Cracking stuff. Choice of 4 cooked items in a bun. I ordered two. River rushing by me, chainbridge to my right, i'm sat on a park bench enjoying the mammoth task ahead of me...but i must press on and finish the second bap! "It is a far, far better thing that i do now than i have ever done." oh, and walk as far past Lauder as i can. I'll miss halliburton though 14km east of Lauder - some interesting names on the map. I wonder what 'knowe' means? Norman or saxon origins instead of the celtic (welsh or irish derived?) of the western regions.

2 comments:

Story Quine said...

KNOWE, softened form of knoll. Sc. knowe, O.E. cnoll, Dan. knold, W. cnol, a (rounded) hillock. Broomieknowe, broom-clad hill. Cowdenknowes, G. cùl duin, the back of the hill, + Sc. knowe. Pyatknowe, magpie's hill.
(The Place Names Of Scotland, by James B. Johnston)

So it's a Germanic root, which makes sense, Anglo-Saxon/Scots, borders, post-Roman occupation, v likely to have the Germanic rather than or as well as the P-Celtic.
[here endeth the lecture...]

AktoMan said...

I didn't see anywhere there that said that I was right?
:->>>>