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English translation: name of a town and/or river

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20:28 Dec 26, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Linguistics
German term or phrase: schwarzach
I want to know, in respect to a new cd I have just acquired, what the suffix "ach" yields when preceded by "Black" in respect to an abbey that is located in Münster.
Donald H Kellander
English translation:name of a town and/or river
Explanation:
Schwarzach:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwarzach

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-12-26 20:34:21 GMT)
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The suffix -ach:
a) Kollektivsuffix -ach (in Verbindung mit Siedlungs- und Hofnamen)
b) Das gleichlautende Suffix -ach bezeichnet Namen, die mit Gewässern im Zusammenhang stehen und kommt von ahd. aha. "Fluss, Wasser"
http://www.ute.at/hausnamen-hofnamen_mauerkirchen/zum_grundw...

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Note added at 8 mins (2005-12-26 20:37:12 GMT)
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So this suffix is usually part of the name of rivers, lakes etc.
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name of a town and/or river


Explanation:
Schwarzach:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwarzach

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-12-26 20:34:21 GMT)
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The suffix -ach:
a) Kollektivsuffix -ach (in Verbindung mit Siedlungs- und Hofnamen)
b) Das gleichlautende Suffix -ach bezeichnet Namen, die mit Gewässern im Zusammenhang stehen und kommt von ahd. aha. "Fluss, Wasser"
http://www.ute.at/hausnamen-hofnamen_mauerkirchen/zum_grundw...

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Note added at 8 mins (2005-12-26 20:37:12 GMT)
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So this suffix is usually part of the name of rivers, lakes etc.

Christian
Local time: 18:52
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger: Auch Ortsnamen mit -ach (=Wasser) oder 'hall' (=Salz) wie Rodach, Schwarzach, Hallstadt und Schwäbisch Hall sind keltischen Ursprungs. http://www.bundesland-franken.de/geschichte.html
18 mins
  -> Vielen Dank, Kim.

agree  Rebecca Garber
17 hrs
  -> Thank you. :-)
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