July 7th, 2007


Welsh place-name query... idly wondering

Recently had some bottled water from Montgomeryshire, and it prompted me to wonder -- as you do -- about the meaning of the name. I'm sure I could look this up, but it's so much more fun to ask here.

So: my thinking was that Mont- is clearly Latin mons, montis, so is the second element from Welsh Cymru, mutated as part of the compound? Any ideas?