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 Cornish LanguageCornish Wonder (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cornish Names.
 
       
“By Tre, Pol, and Pen,
You shall know the Cornishmen.”
Thus, Tre [a town] gives Trefry, Tregengon, Tregony, Tregothnan, Trelawy, Tremayne, Trevannion, Treveddoe, Trewithen, etc.   1
   Pol [a head] gives Polkerris Point, Polperro, Polwheel, etc.   2
   Pen [a top] gives Penkevil, Penrice, Penrose, Pentire, etc.   3
 


 Cornish LanguageCornish Wonder (The). 

 
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