Gyllyngvase (EN) / An Gilenvas (KW)

Type: 
Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

-en

Meaning: 
diminutive suffix

an

Meaning: 
the

bas

Meaning: 
shallow

kil

Meaning: 
nook, back, ridge

kilen

Meaning: 
nook
Elements notes: 
<an> ‘the’ + <kilen> ‘little nook’ {<kil> ‘nook’ + <-en> diminutive suffix} + <bas> ‘shallow’
Historic forms: 
Gillingvaes 1597 (Gover, 1948) Gylling-Vase (Falmouth) 1815 (A Falmouth Guide, 1815) Gyllyngvase 1888 (OS, 1888) Gyllyngvase Beach 1888 (OS, 1888) Gyllyngvase Cottage 1888 (OS, 1888) Gyllyng Road 1894 (CRO/K/345) Gyllyngvase Terrace 1899 (CRO/K/366) Gyllyng Street 1908 (CRO/K/366) Gyllyng Street 1913 (CRO/K/366) Gyllyng Street 1918 (CRO/K/366) Foreshore at Gyllingvase Beach 1924 (CRO/K/366) Gyllyngvase Beach 2016 (OS, 2016)