List of generic forms in British place names

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{language, word, form}
{island, water, area}
{land, century, early}
{build, building, house}
{water, park, boat}
{group, member, jewish}
{food, make, wine}
{government, party, election}
{village, small, smallsup}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{car, race, vehicle}

The study of place names is called toponymy; for a more detailed examination of this subject in relation to British place names, please refer to Toponymy in Great Britain. This article lists a number of common generic forms found in place names in Great Britain and Ireland, their meanings and some examples of their use.

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Key to languages: Bry. Brythonic; C - Cumbric; K - Cornish; I - Irish; L - Latin; ME - Middle English; NF - Norman French; OE - Old English; ON - Old Norse; P - Pictish; SG - Scots Gaelic; W - Welsh

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