Gwynedd

[ gwin-eth ]

noun
  1. a county in northwestern Wales. 979 sq. mi. (2,535 sq. km).

Origin of Gwynedd

1
Of uncertain origin; from Welsh Gwynedd, and possibly meaning “collection of tribes,” a borrowing from early Irish (and a reflection of ancient Irish settlement in the area), and either cognate with the Old Irish ethnic name Féni “Irish (People),” or from Old Irish fían “war band”

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Gwynedd

/ (ˈɡwɪnɛð) /


noun
  1. a county of NW Wales, formed in 1974 from Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, part of Denbighshire, and most of Merionethshire; lost Anglesey and part of the NE in 1996: generally mountainous with many lakes, much of it lying in Snowdonia National Park. Administrative centre: Caernarfon. Pop: 117 500 (2003 est). Area: 2550 sq km (869 sq miles)

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