On 3 Nov, Irina Rempt-Drijfhout wrote: > On Saturday 03 November 2001 09:34, Matt wrote: > > > --- Lars Henrik Mathiesen <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > > > That would be Cheapinghaven, er, Copenhagen.> > > > > > > That's Cheapmanhaven to you, my friend. Mercatorum > > > portus, old style. > > > > Sorry, but I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or > > not. From the looks, Cheapmanhaven - town of the > > cheap man?? Or is it truly an old Danish word? > > No, of the merchant man; it's cognate with Dutch "kopen" (to buy) and > English place-names like "... Chipping". Also with "cheap", but the > meaning of that ("costing little") is a later development. Cheapside, > a street in London, used to be a market-place, not necessarily to get > bargains, just to buy things. Would that also be related to the English word "shop"? Dan Sulani ------------------------------ likehsna rtem zuv tikuhnuh auag inuvuz vaka'a. A word is an awesome thing.