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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.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Loki
Loki’s Three Children
Lokmân
Lollards
Lollop
Lollypops
Lombard (A)
Lombard Fever
Lombard Street to a China Orange
Lombardic
London
London Bridge built on Woolpacks
London Stone
Long Chalk (A) or Long Chalks
Long Dozen (A)
Long-headed
Long Home
Long Lane
Long Meg of Westminster
Long Odds
Long Parliament

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