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|Description ||Joncas dolmen, near to Limogne-en-Quercy, sitting well within its tree covered mound still.|
|Comment from Chuck Skorupski |
Hello. I am curious about the Joncas dolmen. Is it a Burial Chamber for the family who's surname is Joncas, or is it named so because someone with the surname Joncas discovered it, or for some other reason? - Regards, -Chuck in NYC
|I cannot help fully on the name Joncas, other than to say the dolmen is named as it is because it is in an area with a little valley nearby called Combe de Joncas. So the dolmen is named after its locality. |
|I think that "Joncas" comes from occitan word which has the sense of "gorse, reed". "Combe de Joncas" indicate a wet place where one finds gorses or reeds.
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