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Word Origin and History for llanfair

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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Historical Examples

  • 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 asked him whether I should have any difficulty in finding the way to 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