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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-.

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  • I asked him whether I should have any difficulty in finding the way 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 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
  • His first living was Llandanwg, and not llanfair, to which he was collated on January 1st, 1705.

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

    Wild Wales George Borrow

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