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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Definitions

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  • proper n. A village in Anglesey in North Wales, which has the longest place name in the UK

Etymologies

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Welsh Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Examples

  • Quite what the Welsh Assembly thought it was going to gain by this piece of flatulence is unclear, but then a lot of that which the Welsh Assembly does strikes one as being otiose: perhaps there is a particularly large and vocal Armenian community in the pretty railway village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which is bursting to be propitiated.

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  • Far from it chaps: Anglesey League team Clwb Pêl-droed Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch came pretty close to landing the prize with a weighty 70 letters, but Stuart Orford can do even better.

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  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch iz negst daw.

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  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch --is great for a photo opportunity.

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  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch has been squeezed into just one "square" on the new Isle of Anglesey version of the game.

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  • I'm straight out of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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  • Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave).

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  • Inexplicably they omitted Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the place famous for its name and nothing else.

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  • David Bright, St. Catharines, Ont. Eyjafjallajökull has a long way to go to catch up with Wales's Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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  • Thanks for all your help my friend, and give a special "Hello" to the people in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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  • The long form of the name is the longest officially recognised place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world, being 58 letters in length (51 letters in the Welsh alphabet, where “ch”, “ng” and “ll” count as single letters).

    The name means “St Mary’s Church (Llanfair) in the hollow (pwll) of the white hazel (gwyngyll) near (goger) the rapid whirlpool (y chwyrndrobwll) and the church of St. Tysilio (llantysilio) by the red cave (⁠ag ogo goch)”.

    The village’s long name cannot be considered an authentic Welsh-language toponym. It was artificially contrived in the 1860s to bestow upon the station the honour of having the longest name of any railway station in the United Kingdom: an early example of a publicity stunt. . . .

    The village was originally known as “Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll” “St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel.” “Pwllgwyngyll” was the name of the original medieval township where the village stands today.

    — “Llanfairpwllgwyngyll”, Wikipedia

    See also “Llanfairpwllgwyngyll”.

    January 24, 2011

  • Welsh Village - commonly known as Llanfair.

    June 28, 2010