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From: "penny ford" <>
Subject: [Cmn-L] penyfai lane-translation
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:07:08 +0000
Thank you!! I've been trying to work out a transltion and although I had fun
trying I was way off!
You learn something new .....
>From: "Mal Davies" <>
>Subject: Re: [Cmn-L] penyfai lane, llanelly
>Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 12:29:25 +0100
>Hello 'Listers' interested in Pen-y-fai Lane, Furnace, Llanelli.
>Welsh place names are associated with their geographic locations.
>Also, over the years anglicised corruptions have occurred.
>The 'old Welsh' word 'Fai' means 'of the open plain' or 'of the open
>This can be verified by the ancient Carmarthenshire village/district of
>Myddfai, which was the home of the famed 'Physicians of Myddfai'.
>Penyfai Lane rises uphill from the flat coastal plain on which these days
>the Stradey Park Rugby Stadium (home of the famed Scarlets team) is
>The Welsh word, 'Pen' can refer to any of the following............ head,
>end, top, mouth, dependent on the context in which it is used.
>Therefore, Penyfai Lane would literally mean the lane at the head, end, top
>or mouth....... 'of the open plain', or 'of the open field'.
>Hope this has been of some assistance
>Mal Davies........... Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.
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