[ duhv-id ]

  1. a former administrative county in Wales, now part of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire.

Origin of Dyfed

From Welsh, ultimately from Demetae, the (Latin) name of an Iron Age Celtic tribe that inhabited the area, and deriving from a Celtic element related to the Welsh defaid “sheep,” and the Ancient British defod “wealth, property, riches”

Words Nearby Dyfed

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How to use Dyfed in a sentence

  • When we came to ask Gerent if Howel might take him to Dyfed, we found no difficulty at all, which surprised me not a little.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler
  • There was her brother, Griffith, who had done much to restore the ruinous castle of his fathers, the kings of Dyfed.

    Pabo, The Priest | Sabine Baring-Gould
  • In Dyfed, when Powell had returned to his own land and castle, he called his lords together.

    Welsh Fairy Tales | William Elliott Griffis
  • In Dyfed I was born, and there my wife's parents do still dwell.

    Star of Mercia | Blanche Devereux
  • So the boy was given to Pendaran Dyfed, and the nobles of the land were sent with him.

British Dictionary definitions for Dyfed


/ (ˈdʌvɛd) /

  1. a former county in SW Wales: created in 1974 from Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthenshire; in 1996 it was replaced by Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion

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