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kopend | 13:41 Thu 04th Dec 2014 | Travel
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What does the suffix mouth mean in towns / citys like plymouth and great yarmouth ??

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where a river joins the sea
It usually means that the town is at the mouth of a river.
'Mouth'of a river.
The "mouth" of a river is a common geographical term

Estuary
Mouth of a river but not necessarily an estuary.
And not necessarily a big river either, Bournemouth is at the mouth of a trickle called the Bourne!
Great Yarmouth's on the Yare.
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thank you


i always thought it they were named after the river / stream / estuary than ran out sea i.e avonmouth and bournmouth as has already been mentioned
but i had never heard of a river ply , hence my question
try the river plym
It's the River Plym.

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