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Origin of the name EVRAWG.
Etymology of the name EVRAWG.
Meaning of the baby name EVRAWG.


EVRAWG.  Welsh Arthurian.  The father of the Sir Peredur.  The name means "abounding in water," from Celtic evr "water" and awg, denoting abundance.  (See Walters's article below).

121.  The three knights of Arthur's court who guarded the Greal: Cadawg, son of Gwynlliw; Illtud, the sainted knight; and Peredur, son of Evrawg. (Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory, v.2, 1830)

YORK, s. [the capital of the county of the same name, and in point of dignity the second city in England; very respectable for its antiquity, for here have been, and are every day, discovered evident traces of the Romans having been stationed here, who latinized its original British name into Eborac-um, which the Saxons in their turn moulded into Evorwic, whence by corruption and contraction the present appellation, York] Caer Efrawg.—N.B.  Many who seem to be over-fond of the shade of fabulous times and the rust of antiquity, attribute the name and foundation of the place to an ancient prince of the name of Efrawg Gadarn—Evrog the Mighty.—But should I shew some hesitation and backwardness in admitting this their assertion without proof and unexamined, I hope it will be received as a sufficient apology, that I can produce the venerable names of Gale, Baxter, and others, to countenance me in this my skepticism.  The learned Dr. Gale, in his Commentaries upon Antonine's Itinerary, declares, "that the Latin name is formed from a British word; and that however it may have been variously spelled (viz. Wruch, Uruch, Ebrauch, Effreoch,) the meaning of the word is—Upon Ure, the river, which though it be at York now called—the Ouse, was formerly called the Ure throughout its whole course."—I find in myself no small reluctance to controvert any thing advanced by so learned and ingenious a person as Dr. Gale; yet in this case, I must, from a regard to truth, summon up a little resolution, and say that a more intimate acquaintance with the genius of the Ancient British language, even were it joined with much inferior learning, would have directed his aim nearer the mark, in the investigations.—The equally learned, critical, and sagacious Baxter, coming after the other, and entering into his harvest, gathered more plentifully, and was, at least in this point more successful.  Hear the substance, if not the identity, of what he has so ingeniously said on the subject in his Gloss. Antiq. Britann.—From the British Eur or Ebr, answering to the Greek Ouron (whence by prefixing the Prepositive, as is usual with us in these cases, are formed Dwr and Dovr,) is produced the Adjective Evrauc, i.e. Abounding with [that has lenty of] water; and hence the British name of the place.—Caer Evrauc, i.e. The Fortress or city abounding [well supplied] with water.—The translation here given, as also that of the passage out of Dr. Gale above, will, I hope, be found sufficiently exact to convey the meaning of the original; which is all that is here pretended to.——With all due deference to the critical abilities of the great names above mentioned, I shall here lay hold of the opportunity to exhibit an additional cast of my researches into Ancient-British Etymology, and begin with premising a few observations; which though they may perhaps offer nothing absolutely new, or that may deserve the name of a discovery, may yet be useful to explain or exemplify what, in their principles, may have been not unknown before.——Wr, ur, eur, or efr, in the ancient Celtic, signifies—water.  And the Appellative is become the Surname of many rivers, sometimes a little corrupted by time, and disguised by difference of dialect, viz.—The Ure, which passes through the city of York; the Eure, that takes its course by Eureux, in the province of Normandy in France; and several others, known by their Latin names—Eura, Ebura, Ebora, Evora, &c.
    It comes next to be remarked, that Wr or efr (evr) is formed into an Adjective, by adding the termination—og, awg, or ach, which denotes, plenty or abundance.  An example or two will explain my meaning, and make ever thing clear.—Caer Efrog, Efrawg, or Evrawg [the Ancient British name of York] signifies—The well-watered city, or The city abounding [well-supplied] with water; which might be expressed in Greek by—Hydropolis; in Latin by—Civitas Acquosa; or in English by—The city of waters, 2 Sam. xii. 27.
(An English and Welsh Dictionary, Walters, 1828)


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