Port Isaac (EN) / Porthysek (KW)

Type: 
Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

porth

Meaning: 
cove, gate, harbour

ysek

Meaning: 
abounding in corn
Elements notes: 
<porth> 'cove, entrance, landing place' + ysek 'abounding in corn'
Historic forms: 
Portusek 1338, Porthissek, Portissek c1540. Porthesyke alias Porththeseke c1550. Porthtysack 1566, Porthtyseke 1576, Portissick, Portezick, Porizick Haven 1584.