Talk:Eboracum

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Humber[edit]

It's known to most people as a river and is called a river on the page. There's no need to add confusion. ---G.T.N. (talk) 15:04, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Whether or not it's a river, it doesn't need two links to Humber, one of them a redirect, within three lines. GuillaumeTell 17:32, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I just prefer to keep the wording that is actually seen how it is. ---G.T.N. (talk) 11:10, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
It's not a river, and there's no need to link it repeatedly. Modest Genius talk 23:20, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Upsides down column[edit]

"A re-erected Roman column now stands, upside down, on nearby Deangate" Is there a reference for this "upside down" assertion? It's a commonplace in York & therefore on the net, but the head of education at the Minster recently said it was incorrect. Salvianus (talk) 16:40, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

The etymology through 'yew' is extremely dubious, and probably given that efrog (lower case 'e') in modern Welsh means 'the place of hogweed' (hogweed = efwr), nothing at all to do with yews (ywen, pl. yw). In modern Breton, hogweed is evor and yew (sing.) is ivinenn [1]. I suggest the page should be reviewed and amended accordingly. Gwyddno (talk15:46, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

According to Rivert, Albert Lionel Frederick (1979), The place-names of Roman Britain, Batsford, p. 357, ISBN 0713420774 , Eboracum may derive from eburo-, the British for yew (making Eboracum the "place of yews, place abounding in yews"), or the personal name Eburos (known in Gaul) and the British -ac-, meaning "estate of" (making Eboracum "estate of Eburos"). In Rivet's words "We have no way of knowing which meaning is right, though Jackson (Britannia, I (1970), 73–74) regards the first as preferable, because the formation signifying "estate of" was rare in Britain." It looks like the English Heritage book used to source the etymology of the name in the Wikipedia article has come down on the side of the yew derivation, and I don't see a problem with using that as a source. Nev1 (talk) 17:45, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

COI ?[edit]

I've been developing this page a bit over the last few days, but I just want to clarify my position in terms of COI. I work for a museum in Yorkshire and have access to viable paper resources to help expand this page exponentially - we have a Wikimedian in residence here (user:PatHadley as a point of cotnact) but I do not want to be seen as being a biased source. I would like opinions as to whether I should continue to expand the page for the benefit of WikiProject: Archaeology and WikiProject: Yorkshire or simply advise on potential references and additional material here on talk page. I can certainly advise on the topic in general. Comments please. Zakhx150 (talk) 13:28, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

No, WP:COI doesn't stop you from editing, please continue to do so, your efforts are appreciated. Dougweller (talk) 15:41, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Agreed, your help expanding the article will be very much appreciated.--Cúchullain t/c 16:07, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you folks. I shall wait a week or so and then proceed with alacrity. Zakhx150 (talk) 15:08, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

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