Gyrwe

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Gyrwe was an Anglo-Saxon name for Jarrow, in North East England.

The word Gyruum represents the Old English [æt] Gyrwum = "[at] the marsh dwellers", from Old English gyr = "mud", "marsh".[1]

The Gyrwe is a reconstructed Saxon farm at Bede's World at Jarrow.

Notes

  1. See e.g. Ekwall, E., The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (4th edition), OUP, 1960, p. 268 (Jarrow), where Ekwall links these "marsh dwellers" with the Gyrwas, who inhabited the area around Ely and Peterborough (earlier "Medeshamstede").