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 Lombardic.London Bridge built on Woolpacks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
London,
 
says Francis Crossley, is Luan-dun (Celtic), City of the Moon, and tradition says there was once a temple of Diana (the Moon) where St. Paul’s now stands. Greenwich he derives from Grian-wich (City of the Sun), also Celtic. It would fill a page to give a list of guesses made at the derivation of the word London. The one given above is about the best for fable and mythology. (See AUGUSTA, BABYLON, and LUD’S TOWN.)   1
 


 Lombardic.London Bridge built on Woolpacks. 

 
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