llan

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *lann, from Proto-Celtic *landā, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

llan f (plural llannau)

  1. (parish) church, parish
  2. a monastery[1]
  3. churchyard; enclosure, yard
  4. small town or village

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llan lan unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • llan”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014
  1. ^ Wade-Evans, Arthur. Welsh Medieval Law. Oxford Univ., 1909. Accessed 1 Feb 2013.