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Cornish Names

By Tre, Pol, and Pen,
You shall know the Cornishmen.

Thus, Tre [a town] gives Trefry, Tregengon, Tregony, Tregothnan, Trelawy, Tremayne, Trevannion, Treveddoe, Trewithen, etc.

Pol
[a head] gives Polkerris Point, Polperro, Polwheel, etc. Pen [a top] gives Penkevil, Penrice, Penrose, Pentire, etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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