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- n. the other world; land of fairies.
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- n. (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies
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The 'annwfn' of the Welsh was distinctly conceived in the folk-lore embodied in mediaeval poetry as being 'is elfydd' (beneath the world).
_Annwn_, which has been increased by the very frequent mistake of writing it _Anwn_, which means, _unknown_, _strange_, and is applied to the people who dwell in the antipodes of the speaker; while _Annwn_ is an adaptation of _annwfn_, a _bottomless_ or _immeasurable pit_,