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Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Droitwich

County Worcestershire
Transcript ...Hic || fit || sal
Icon description single building
Icons
  • building
Description the town name is no longer visible, originally written in brown ink (?); the Latin text is in the same shade of red as the red lines which connect Worcester, Droitwich and Coventry, and presumably was written at the same time
Appearances
  • faded
Etymology OE drit, 'dirt, muddy' + wīc, 'settlement'
Translation Salt is made here
Earlier editors ...wych (Parsons)
Early Maps
Overwritten no
Attested spelling Anglo-Saxon name Saltwic (888 (13th) BCS 557), of which Attested spellings does not give any Middle English attestations; Wich 1086 DB; forms such as Drihtwych and similar are recorded from 1347