afanc

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Welsh afanc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈævæŋk/, /ˈɑvɑŋk/

Noun[edit]

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afanc (plural afancs)

  1. A lake monster in Welsh mythology, described variously as resembling a crocodile, beaver or dwarf-like creature, and sometimes said to be a demon.

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Welsh[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *abankos (compare Breton avank, Irish abhac (dwarf)), from *abū (river). More at afon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

afanc m (plural afancod)

  1. beaver
  2. afanc (lake monster in Welsh mythology)
  3. (obsolete) crocodile, alligator, cayman

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
afanc unchanged unchanged hafanc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.