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 Dorothea (St.),Dorse’tian Downs. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dorset.
 
Once the seat of a British tribe, calling themselves Dwr-trigs (water-dwellers). The Romans colonised the settlement, and Latinised Dwr-trigs into Duro-trigës. Lastly came the Saxons, and translated the original words into their own tongue, dor-sætta (water-dwellers).   1
 


 Dorothea (St.),Dorse’tian Downs. 

 
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