Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Day: 1 December 2022

  • Two-stoop yate

    Two-stoop yate

    ‘Gate’, as in Westgate and Belmangate of Guisborough, is an old Scandinavian word meaning a ‘way’ or ‘road’. This is etymologically different to the modern useage of the word, which stems from the Old English word ‘geat‘ for a “door, opening, passage, or hinged framework barrier”. In Yorkshire though, we say ‘yate’, ‘yat’ or ‘yet’. […]