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Llanfair

common in Welsh place names, literally "St. Mary's Church," from Welsh llan "church" (see land (n.)) + Mair "Mary," with lentition of m- to f-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Do you know, sir, whether the force that went to llanfair was to effect a junction with the king?

    Both Sides the Border G. A. Henty
  • I am most happy to have met you,” said I; “but tell me how am I to get to llanfair?

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Well,” said Mr. Pritchard; “did you find your way to llanfair?

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Of course,” said the man in pepper-and-salt; “who but a pig-jobber could have business at llanfair?

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • I know you did, sir,” said the clerk bowing, “for I saw you at the service at llanfair—his name is Hughes.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Moreover, the above-named Owen Edwards was the rector of llanfair until his death which took place in 1711.

  • I think you will be both tired and thirsty before you get to llanfair, supposing you go there on foot.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The bell—called the bangu—was still preserved in the parish of llanfair Duffryn Clwyd half-a-dozen years ago.

    British Goblins Wirt Sikes
  • Well,” said Mr Pritchard; “did you find your way to llanfair?

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The bell, called the bangu, was still preserved in the parish of llanfair Duffryn Clwyd half a dozen years ago.'

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