Re: [tied] Re: More Pliny's "Guthalvs"

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 15930
Date: 2002-10-05

"Chiefly in the north", according to the OED (the most recent citations given there are from the 19th c.). The first meaning given is 'watercourse, any channel for water, stream'. Another meaning that appears in the examples is 'sluice'. The OED lists also the variants goote, goat(e), gott, gaut, goit, goyt and gooat, e.g. "Reaching the goit, he walked along its muddy banks ..." (1897). I think there's a very good chance that the name Goyt belongs here.
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From: Ben McGarr
Sent: Saturday, October 05, 2002 1:53 AM
Subject: [tied] Re: More Pliny's "Guthalvs"

And the River Goyt in Cheshire, England?  I have seen attempts to
link it with some British word like 'Gwyth' or something similar
meaning 'vein' but I no of no certain use of this for any Welsh

Whereabouts do we find this English dialectal 'gote', Piotr?