Grebe, The (EN) / An Grib (KW)

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Notes: 
This is the reek of rocks at Penzance Harbour on which the new quay was built from 1765. The name <krib> evidently refers to a reef extending out into the sea.
Elements: 

an

Meaning: 
the

krib

Meaning: 
comb, reef, crest
Elements notes: 
<an> ‘the’ + <krib> ‘reek, crest’
Historic forms: 
The Grebe 1765 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 79)