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Epic border nerd egg hunt this morning along the Franco-Swiss border near Chancy (aka bribing the kids to go on another of mama’s mad border expeditions!). This is ‘borne’ number 1.5 which, confusingly, comes before 1, with wiggly line to mean ‘then the border follows the river’. ImageImage
Borne 1.4 seemed to change its mind about the direction of the border in 1946 and a new line was carved. Another chocolate egg was found by our brave adventurers. ImageImageImage
1.3, 1.2 and 1.1 were close together. Eggs were hastily hidden, then eaten. ImageImageImage
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#Hydronomastics is the study of #hydronyms, the proper names of bodies of water.

It's a branch of #toponomastics, the study of #toponyms (the proper names of places), which in turn is a branch of #onomastics, the study of #orthonyms (proper names).

French / Luxembourghish sign: The River Sauer in Martelan...
#Hydronym and #hydronomastics both derive from Ancient #Greek ὕδωρ / húdōr (water) + ὄνομα / ónoma (name). The Greek island of Skiatho...
#Hydronyms tend to outlast other #toponyms, even when new #languages and cultures displace earlier ones.

#England, #EastAnglia, #Essex, and #Sussex are named for the #Angles and #Saxons; but #Trent, #Ouse, #Thames, #Severn, and #Avon are older #Celtic and #RomanoBritish names. A map showing the main rive...
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