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Subject: Re: "Bally"
From: Wayne Hilt <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
Date:Wed, 23 Feb 1994 03:08:29 EST

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On 02/22/94 at 19:31:26 DENISE INGLIS said:
>Does anyone know the meaning to the prefix "Bally-" that appears
> in so many Irish place-names?  What about "Kil-"?
>Denise Inglis
If I'm not mistaken (which is quite possible, since I have only begun
to explore the Irish language) "Bally" is an angicized version of the
word "Baile" which means "Home/village."  Someone please correct me if
I'm wrong.  :)
Wayne E. Hilt Jr.
West Virginia University
Department of English
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