Cantrefmawr

Lit. 'great cantref. In Carmarthen, the stronghold of the princes of South Wales.
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  • Cantref — 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.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Cantred — 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.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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