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Things to do in Hiraethog

Things to do in Hiraethog

Cycling at Llyn Brenig

Hiraethog Place Names Explained

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Welsh language is the way that place names are created – often picking out attributes from the landscape, the occupation of the inhabitants or folk tales. The most famous name is:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on Anglesey which means:

Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave.

Here are some of the most common place name components that you will find as you explore some of the villages of Hiraethog.

Welsh word

English meaning

Settlement

Meaning of name

moel/foel

bare hilltop

Moel Grugoer

Cold heather bare hill-top

bryn/bryniau

hill or hills

Bryn Hyfryd

Lovely hill

creigiau

crag

Creigiau Llwydion

Grey Crags

llwyd/llwydion

grey or brown

Hafoty Sion Llwyd

Sion Llwyd's summer dwelling

mawr/fawr

large

Cefn Mawr

Large Ridge

waen

moorland

Tan y Waen

Under the Moorland

coed

wood

Caed Tai Isaf

The wood of the Lower Houses

ffridd/ffrith

enclosed mountain pasture

Ffrithuchaf

Highest mountain pasture

llyn

lake

Llyn Brenig

Brenig Lake

nant

stream

Nant Bach

Small stream

ffynnon

spring

Tyn-y-ffynnon

House of the Spring

newydd

new

Ty Newydd

New House

tai/ty

house

Hafod Ty Ddu

Black House Summer Dwelling

hafod/hafotty

summer dwelling

Hafod-Eddig

Eddig's Summer Dwelling

Hendre

winter dwelling

Hendre Fawr

Large Winter Dwelling

Uchaf

highest

Nant Uchaf

Highest Stream


Find out more about the meanings of the communities and landmarks across Hiraethog by visiting the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust site.

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