Porthgwarra (EN) / Porthgorwydhow (KW)

Type: 
Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

porth

Meaning: 
cove, gate, harbour

-ow

Meaning: 
(plural suffix)
Elements notes: 
<porth> 'cove, enterance, landing place' + <gorwydh> 'wooded slope' + <-ow> plural suffix
Historic forms: 
Porthgorwethau c. 1300 ( Weatherhill, 2008) Porthgorwithou 1302 (Gover, 1948) Porthgorweythou 1305 (Gover, 1948) Porgorwothou 1339 (Gover, 1948) Portgorwethau 1387 (Gover, 1948) Porgorwothyu 1461 (Gover, 1948) Porgorwothyu 1485 (Gover, 1948) Porth Gwarra 1752 (Gover, 1948)