Welsh term for a district with 100 townships. The Latin form was cantredus/cantaredus from the 12c. This word was carried to Ireland from Wales by English lords in the 12c, being used to indicate a small, administrative area or division of land. [< Welsh cantref < cant = 100 + tref = town]

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  • Cantref — A Cantref (IPA2|ˈka:ntrɛ(v)) was a medieval Welsh land division, particularly important in the administration of Welsh law.Land in medieval Wales was divided into cantrefs, which were themselves divided into smaller cymydau (commotes). The name… …   Wikipedia

  • Cantref — Le Cantref (prononcé /kantrɛv/) était une division territoriale galloise médiévale. Elle était particulièrement importante pour rendre la justice selon la loi galloise. Sommaire 1 Les cantrefs …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cantref — Ein Cantref (gesprochen /kantrɛv/) war im mittelalterlichen Wales eine Verwaltungseinheit, die besonders in der Rechtsordnung wesentlich war. Wales war im Mittelalter in Cantrefi aufgeteilt, die wiederum in die kleineren Cymydau (Commotes)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cantref — Cantred Can tred, ||Cantref Can tref, n. [W. cantref; cant hundred + tref dwelling place, village.] A district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales. [Written also {kantry}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantref — Welsh political and administrative division, similar to English shires …   Medieval glossary

  • cantref — can·tref …   English syllables

  • cantref — noun see cantred …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cantref Mawr — was a cantref in south west Wales. It was of strategic importance in medieval Wales as the location of the main seat of the princes of Deheubarth at Dinefwr. Cantref Mawr means The Great Cantref . Each cantref in medieval Wales was divided into… …   Wikipedia

  • Cantref Mawr — était un cantref au sud ouest du Pays de Galles. Il était d une importance stratégique au Moyen Âge car il était le siège des princes du Deheubarth à Dinefwr et il formait un obstacle naturel afin de bloquer une armée ennemie. Seule partie du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cantref Gwarthaf (Dyfed) — Cantref Gwarthaf was the largest of the seven cantrefi of Dyfed. It subsequently became part of Deheubarth in around 950. It consisted of the southeastern part of Dyfed containing most of the basin of the River Tâf [Richards, Melville, Welsh… …   Wikipedia

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