1) A willow tree or, in the plural, a willow copse, found commonly as an element in minor place-names.

1315 ‘the vaccary of the Wythenes’, Sowerby

1360 ‘a meadow … in le Wythyns’, Fixby

1539 John Sutclif of Wethyns, Heptonstall

1592 ‘The Wythin Carr pasture’, Methley. It remained in use as a dialect word: 1697 carried away a piece of wood called a saugh or within, Wadsworth.

dates 1315 1360 1539 1592 1697

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