Corsula

Attested:  RC Corsula

Where:  Probably Walney Island, Cumbria, off Barrow-in-Furness, around SD1868, listed by RC as the first of five ‘islands set variously in the western ocean’.

Name origin:  A diminutive of Latin corsae ‘outer strip in the moulding about a door’, derived from Greek κορση ‘temple, side of forehead’, would be an excellent fit to the shape of Walney Island.

Notes:  The suggestion by R&S that Corsula was corrupted from insula ‘island’ is unnecessary, but the link with carse ‘swamp’ suggested by R&C remains possible.  If the succeeding name Mona really belonged to Anglesey, maybe Corsula should be sought further south, for example at Holy Island, Anglesey's little outlier, but that seems unlikely.

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Last edited: 6 September 2018