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Danny 2

Derivation of 'Hack' in place names

haca (Old English) A hook.

pers.n. (Old English) pers.n. Personal name

ēg (Anglian) An island. In ancient settlement-names, most frequently refers to dry ground surrounded by marsh. Also used of islands in modern sense. In late OE names: well-watered land.

A hook seems appropriate if it was a spear-phishing attack.

[I can't find the derivation of the word 'derivation'. Like the old Steven Wright joke, "What's another word for thesaurus?"]

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