Bosneives (EN) / Boskenneves (KW)

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Elements: 

bos

Meaning: 
dwelling

Kenneves

This refers to the name of a person: 
name

nemetos

Meaning: 
sacred grove
Elements notes: 
<bos> ‘dwelling’ + <Kenneves> personal name {<cuno> ‘hound’ + <nemetos> ‘heavenly, sacred grove’}
Historic forms: 
Boskenyuyde 1296 (Gover, 1948) Boskenevys 1334 (Gover, 1948) Boskynyfes 1336 (Gover, 1948) Bosknyvys 1380 (Gover, 1948) Bosknyuus 1388 (NA-AR/41/8) Bosknyvys 1405 (Gover, 1948) Boskynyfes 1391 (Gover, 1948) Overbosknyvys 1473 (Gover, 1948) Bosknevis 1534 (NA-AR/1/489/1,2) Busneeves 1748 (Martyn, 1748) Bosneives 1842 (TA, 1842) Bosnieves Common 1842 (TA, 1842) Bosnieves Lane 1842 (TA, 1842) Dorras’ Bosnieves 1842 (TA, 1842) Busneeves 1884 (farm)(Symons, 1884) (Bond, 2012) Bosneives 1888 (OS, 1888) Bosneives 2003 (OS, 1:25000, 2003) (Bond, 2012) Bosneives, Higher 2003 (OS, 1:25000, 2003) (Bond, 2012) Bosneives 2015 (OS, 2015) Higher Bosneives 2015 (OS, 2015)