The town, according to the whimsical etymology shown on the corporation seal, takes its name from hirondelle (a swallow).
The heraldic sign, three heads of negroes in the Bassarab shield, seems to be of late western origin and to rest on a popular etymology connecting the second half of the word with Arabs, who were taken to signify Moors (blacks).
Among the numerous conjectures which have been made as to the etymology of the term Africa ('Acppucii) may be quoted that which derives it from the Semitic radical.
Until further light has been thrown on the nature of Sumerian, this language should be regarded as standing quite alone, a prehistoric philological remnant, and its etymology should be studied only with reference to the Sumerian inscriptions themselves.
No satisfactory etymology of the name has been suggested.
It is probable then that there is a triple popular etymology in the various forms of writing the name Assur; viz.
The etymology of the word Mahratta (Maratha) is uncertain.
The etymology of the word has been much discussed.
The exact etymology of vikingr itself is not certain: for we do not know whether vik is used in a general sense (bay, harbour) in this connexion, or in a particular sense as the Vik, the Skagerrack and Christiania Fjord.
Schmidt in Roscher's Lexikon der Mythologie (where the different forms of the name and its etymology are fully discussed); O.