submitted by Yvan Duvant
Bordeaux in itself means nothing. Although a simplistic view
would be that Bordeaux means "the side of the
Bord means river bank, sea shore
- Eaux means water
- Bordeaux is close to the Atlantic Ocean, in an estuary.
a more realistic meaning has to be found in the history
of the city.
Bordeaux is the name of the main city in the region.
city was founded by Celts. They named it : "Burdigala" which
could mean "Bourg des Gaels" and could
be translated into "City of the Celts".
on the name evolved into Bordale, Bordeu and then
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