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  • n. A mediaeval land division in Wales.

Etymologies

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From Welsh cantref

Examples

  • Not a _cantref_ but a _hundred_ is the term of social organization in England when it is re-civilized; not an

    Europe and the Faith "Sine auctoritate nulla vita"

  • I can't tell you how much I'd love to read a Welsh account of Boudica's sack of Rome; in its absence, this will do nicely, and the first line of the text gave me a thrill of recognition: "Amathaon uab Don a oed arglwyd ar y seith cantref Dyuet ..."

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  • Since at least the first part of Mark's mission was meant to be public and demonstrative, there was no reason why every soul in the enclave should not take an avid interest in it, and there was no lack of gratuitous advice available from all sides as to how it could best be performed, especially from old Brother Dafydd in the infirmary, who had not seen his native cantref of Duffryn Clwyd for forty years, but was still convinced he knew it like the palm of his ancient hand.

    His Disposition

  • Hiratrwm (the day they went upon a visit three cantref provided for their entertainment, and they feasted until noon and drank until night and they they devoured the heads of vermin as if they had never eaten anything in their lives.

    The Crest-Wave of Evolution A Course of Lectures in History, Given to the Graduates' Class in the Raja-Yoga College, Point Loma, in the College-Year 1918-19

  • ( 'Pwyll Prince of Dyfed'), in my Middle Welsh class in grad school, and the first line ( "Pwyll Pendeuic Dyuet a oed yn arglwyd ar seith cantref Dyuet" [PPD was the lord of the seven cantrefs of Dyfed]) is embedded almost as deep in my brain as "asid raja Nalo nama" ( 'there was a king named Nala,' the opening of the Nala and Damayanti story from the

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