Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales

Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales

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An authoritative dictionary of the meanings and derivations of Welsh place-names. The first of its kind in Wales, this volume deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape. Also includes an invaluable glossary of the place-name elements. First published in November 2007.show more

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  • Hardback | 506 pages
  • 160 x 252 x 48mm | 1,070g
  • Dyfed, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843239019
  • 9781843239017
  • 446,596

About Hywel Wyn Owen

Professor Hywel Wyn Owen is Director of the Place-name Research Centre at Bangor University and Vice President of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland. He is a regular broadcaster, and advises the Welsh Assembly and the Welsh Language Board and other national bodies on matters pertaining to place-names.Richard Morgan is an archivist, formerly with Shropshire and now with Glamorgan Record Office. He is an honorary lecturer at the School of Welsh at Bangor University.Both have published extensively and are acknowledged as leading authorities on the place-names of Wales.show more