His words are, "It borrows its name from the river that slides by it, for it was anciently callled 'Dunebun-na-Gaillve', that is Dune of Gaillves mouth; for the river was called Gaillve; and Dunne, amongst the ancient Gauls, Welch, signifying a fortified place or town, the same as the Saxon word Borough -- thus Dunedin was called Edinborough." -- Lynch MS.