Merthyr Tydfil

[ mur-ther tid-vil; Welsh mer-thir-tuhd-vil ]

noun
  1. a county in southern Wales. 43 sq. mi. (113 sq. km).

  2. a city in the county of Merthyr Tydfil, in southern Wales.

Origin of Merthyr Tydfil

1
From Welsh Merthyr Tudful, equivalent to merthyr “martyr, martyr's shrine” + Tudful (Welsh spelling), a Welsh saint martyred by pagan Welsh or Saxons about 480

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Merthyr Tydfil

/ (ˈmɜːθə ˈtɪdvɪl) /


noun
  1. a town in SE Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: formerly an important centre for the mining industry. Pop: 30 483 (2001)

  2. a county borough in SE Wales, created from part of N Mid Glamorgan in 1996. Pop: 55 400 (2003 est). Area: 111 sq km (43 sq miles)

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