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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An element in some place-names of Celtic (mostly Gaelic) origin, signifying ‘dark,’ ‘gray’ (or ‘valley’: see etymology): as, Glasford; Douglas; Strathglass.


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  • A Welsh adjective that can mean any of blue, green, grey, or silver (though primarily blue nowadays). It's a relict of a set of Indo-European words in various languages that referred to the colour of the sea.

    November 14, 2008