Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A church: a very frequent element in place-names in Wales, and occurring also in England and Scotland, as in Llandaff, Llangollen, Llanidloes, Lanark.
“A flow equal to ten Amazons roared past Cre'llan's home, water and ammonia mixing with a spectacular array of chemical wastes and dying phytoplankton.”
“It follows llan Mann, a celebrity hair stylist in glamorous Los Angeles.”
““Llan, llan,” said Will, feeling like a steam engine, and stopped in astonishment.”
“The _llan_ or _lan_ may generally be considered of earlier date than the _eglwys_ or _eglos_.”
“The origin of the word is disputed, but it seems radically to denote 'a clear space '; it is said to be cognate with _llan_ used as a prefix in the names of certain Welsh towns, _e. g.”
“A llan Villadsen keeps things moving on the bass, while Per Jorgenson hammers away at the drums and Soren Christensen peppers in spontaneous psychedelic bursts of keyboard fervor.”
“Photos showing Ilan at gunpoint were e-mailed to his family with a demand for 450,000 euro ... llan Halimi was found near death on February 13, 2006 and died several hours later, as a result of horrible torture.”
“Examples are: Land's End, which, being at the tip of southern England, sounds an appropriate enough name, even though it is actually llan sant ` holy church. ”
“Inchcolon; inver ` river-mouth 'is found in Inverary, Inverness; kill ` church' stands out in Kildare, Kilkenny, Kilmarnoch; llan ` holy 'in Llandaff and Llanfair.”
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