Tees. In Old English this name was Tese which Ekwall derives from a British adjective corresponding to Irish teas, fervent, W. yes, heat, sunshine. The meaning of such an adjective would have been literally “hot”, but a river name would be most easily understood from a sense “boiling, surging” a name very applicable to the Tees in its upper reaches, where it boils over Cauldron Snout. – Frank Elgee

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