place name. (?sea-stead)
oerlond→ airlond “(?sea-stead)” ✧ EtyAC/LOD
- ᴹQ. Alqalonde “Swan-haven” ✧ Ety/LOD
Word Gloss oer “sea” lhonn “(narrow) path, strait, pass”
- airlond ✧ EtyAC/LOD
- oerlond ✧ EtyAC/LOD (
A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s with an unclear gloss, possibly “?swanstead” (EtyAC/LOD). According to Hostetter and Wynne, it seems to replace a rejected form oerlond, possibly glossed “?sea-stead”. It appears to be a combination of oer “sea” and the lenited form of lhonn “haven”. If the gloss “swanstead” is correct, it may be a variant form of Alflon and Alfobas.