A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Explained in English;: With Numerous Illustrations, from the Literary Remains and from the Living Speech of the Cymmry. To which is Prefixed, a Welsh Grammar..
Thomas Gee: and may be had of Longman, Rees, Orme and Green ... and J. Jones ... London., 1832 - English language
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Page 198 - A place of presence; an eminence where bardic meetings were held; an artificial mound, or tumulus, which served to teach the people from, and also as a sepulchre.
Page 198 - Giriitheliiins; or, more properly, its first inhabitants were so called ; and the common people in speaking of it, ascribe some ruins about the country, under the name of <'/itiau y Gwyddelod, to them ; and the foxes . \ are said to have been their doss ; and the polecats their domestic cats, and the like.
Page 353 - ... to make single or solitary, leave alone, forsake. mun-us... Latin. sn a gift, a present, gift or reward, &c. ; a part, a duty or office, an employment or business, public or private, &c.
Page 53 - Fy (fi) aptness to move, or impel: it is used as a prefix, in the composition of words denoting agency, or cause.
Page 65 - ... is referred to the description given in these pages of the sacrifices of the Bards. 6. Adder's stones or beads—glain nadroedd. The three orders used to wear these beads, of a colour uniform with that of their respective robes; and they generally regarded them as possessed of rare virtues. It is questioned whether they are the production of nature or art. Be that as it may, they are always found in great numbers; and there are people who search for them, and from whom they may be had, but they...
Page 412 - ... a root, a principle. payan ... Persian, end, extremity, margin, completion. pin-ea ... Latin. sf a pine-tree. pinn-a ... sf fin of a fish, the pinions or larger feathers of a wing, the wing of a bird, a battlement in a wall or fortification, &c. pen Welsh. sm an extremity, end or conclusion, the upper part, the head, a chief, a capital, a summit, a beginning or foremost end. adj. head, chief, supreme.
Page 65 - Gwyneddians gleifiawc (with scimitars) and shield-bearing." — Myv. Arch., ii., p. 593. GLAIN — A jewel ; a bead. Glain nod, a prime jewel. Glain nadron, transparent stones, or adder stones, worn by the different orders of bards, each having its appropriate colour ; the blue ones belonged to the presiding Bards, the white to the Druids, the green to the Ovates, and the three colours blended to the disciples. Pliny believed them to have been produced by the blowing of snakes. The truth seems to...
Page 232 - ... One that scents; a hound. Huad-gi A hound dog. Huador One who hunts with a hound. Angeblich von hu That is apt to pervade, or to spread over; apt; bold. An epithet of the Deity, in the bardic theology, descriptive of his omniscience (?). — The hound, on account of his acut scent, was adopted ńs the common emblem of this attribute, and which if we may rely upon the accounts of some authors, became an object of idolatrous worship; for he is unquestionably identified in the Heus of Gaul, and...