Memorabilia Of The City Of Perth; Containing, A Guide To Perth Historical Memoranda Repecting Perth Charters Relating To The Privileges Of Perth List  by James CantMemorabilia Of The City Of Perth; Containing, A Guide To Perth Historical Memoranda Repecting Perth Charters Relating To The Privileges Of Perth List  by James Cant

Memorabilia Of The City Of Perth; Containing, A Guide To Perth Historical Memoranda Repecting Perth…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806. Excerpt: ... MEMORABILIA OF PERTH. Sect. n. HISTORICAL MEMORANDA. Perth gives its name not only to the parish, but also to the extensive county in which it is situated. So many and various have been the derivations of the word which antiquarians have suggested, that Lord Hailes in his Annals thought proper to reject them all, not knowing which to prefer. Of all the conjectures on the subject, the following, by the Rev. Mr Scott, appear most rational. "The word Perth is pronounced by the Highlanders Peirt, or Peart. According to this pronunciation, the word is said, by some persons, to mean a finished labour, or complete piece of work; and to refer to the building of the town, or to the fortification D 4 witk with which it was originally surrounded. But Fordun, (vol. ii. p. 99.), when speaking of a remarkable siege which the town sustained from the Norwegians, in the time of the Picts, during which the Scots joined with the Picts in repelling the common enemy, says, "I have found, in some old writs, that the town of St John , now called Perth, was anciently called Bertha." The contracted pronunciations of Bertha, are Berth and Bert; and, as the letters B and P were used indiscriminately in the Gaelic language, the Highlanders might easily change the name into Perth or Pert. Bertha, in the German language, signifies celebrity, splendour, or what is deservedly illustrious, the same as Eudoxia in the Greek. Those persons who were called Eudocia by the Greeks, were by the Germans called Bertha. If the Picts, therefore, in whose territory the town was, were originally Goths or Germans, there would be no necessity of seeking for a Celtic derivation of the word Perth." The origin of towns and cities depends on a variety of accidental and anomalous circumstances. The ford of ...

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Title:Memorabilia Of The City Of Perth; Containing, A Guide To Perth Historical Memoranda Repecting Perth…Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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