Talkin

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Talkin
Blacksmith's Arms, Talkin - geograph.org.uk - 1132298.jpg
The Blacksmith's Arms public house, Talkin
Talkin is located in Cumbria
Talkin
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Talkin shown within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY548573
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRAMPTON
Postcode district CA8
Dialling code 016977
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54°54′32″N 2°42′14″W / 54.909°N 2.704°W / 54.909; -2.704Coordinates: 54°54′32″N 2°42′14″W / 54.909°N 2.704°W / 54.909; -2.704

Talkin is a village in Cumbria, England situated close to Talkin Tarn. Area soil is dry and gravelly.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name is of Brittonic origin. The Brittonic dialect known as Cumbric was formerly spoken in the area. According to A. M. Armstrong, et al., the first element, tal, means "brow" or "end" in Brittonic and modern Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. The second element is unclear. It may come from the Brittonic word which appears in Welsh and Old Cornish as can ("white") and Breton as kann ("bland, brilliant"). Talkin may be a hill-name meaning "white brow".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayton, Cumbria profile
  2. ^ Armstrong, A. M.; Mawer, A.; Stenton, F. M.; Dickens, B. (1950–52). The place-names of Cumberland. English Place-Name Society, vol.xx. Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 89. 

External links[edit]

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