[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Aberdeen

County Aberdeenshire
Transcript Aberdene
Icon description two buildings, spired church with cross
Icons
  • buildings (multiple)
  • church with cross
Description unidentified symbol west of Aberdeen (see also Brechin, Loch Tay)
Appearances
  • unidentified symbol
Etymology W aber, 'estuary' + Dee, river-name
Translation
Earlier editors aberdene; west of Aberdeen is a symbol of which I do not know the meaning (Parsons)
Early Maps Aberdona (Angliae Figura); Aberdene (Totius Britanniae; two buildings, spired church)
Overwritten no
Attested spelling Aberden c. 1137