A Dictionary of the Welsh Language: Explained in English; with Numerous Illustrations, from the Literary Remains and from the Living Speech of the Cymmry. To which is Prefixed, the Welsh Grammar, Volume 1

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Page 220 - but the chief aim, and on which the fame of the village depended, was, to preserve it from being stolen away ; as parties from other places were continually on the watch for an opportunity ; who, if successful, had their feats,
Page 102 - preceded by another vowel, whatever letter follows, whether a vowel or a consonant. However this practice is too prevalent, and ought to be avoided, especially in elegant composition, and on solemn subjects. But there are causes where this elision prevents a disagreeable hiatus; particularly after the
Page 2 - THE WELSH LANGUAGE, EXPLAINED IN ENGLISH; WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS, FROM THE LITERARY REMAINS AND FROM THE LIVING SPEECH OF THE
Page 316 - A garment, or cloke with a veil, presented by the husband to his bride on the morning after marriage; and in a wider sense, the settlement
Page 220 - A birch tree, also a Maypole ; because It was always made of birch. It was customary to have games of various sorts round the
Page 316 - made on her of goods and chattels, adequate to her rank. In more modern times there is a custom similar to this In Prussia: there the husband may (is obliged if
Page 49 - most valuable of those collections are in the possession of some of the leading families, in the principality ; yet several have been removed out of the country, by various means. The contents of these treasures of ancient British writings are to be classed under the following principal
Page 378 - and is answered by the first of the other that succeeds; and these two, If the omen fails not, are
Page 24 - are in number sixteen, to express so many primary sounds: that is, four vowels and twelve consonants. There are twenty-seven Secondary letters, which are mutations or modified powers of the radicals, under certain circumstances of combination. Of these, eight are vowels, and nineteen consonants.
Page 378 - play In which the youths of both sexes seek for an even-leaved sprig of the ash; and the first

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