Tivy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglicisation of Welsh Teifi.

Proper noun[edit]

Tivy

  1. A river that forms the boundary between Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire; the Teifi.
    • 1622, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion, 1748, The Works of Michael Drayton, page 264,
      With Cardigan the Muſe proceeds,
      And tells what rare things Tivy breeds:
      Next, proud Plynillimon ſhe plys;
      Where Severn, Wy and Rydoll riſe.
    • 1688, Edmund Bohun, Caermarthenſhire, entry in A Geographical Dictionary, unnumbered page,
      It takes its name from the principal City, which ſtands upon the River Tivy, about five Miles from the Sea.
    • 1808, Henry Skrine, Two Successive Tours throughout the Whole of Wales, John Pinkerton (editor), A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in all Parts of the World, Volume 2, page 604,
      From thence we first gained a view of the vale through which the Tivy runs, intersecting a broad plain with its manifold windings, and crossed in the centre by a narrow bridge of one arch, just below the town of Llanbeder.
  2. A surname​.