cantred

noun

can·​tred
ˈkan‧ˌtred
variants or cantref
-ev
plural -s
: an obsolete Welsh territorial unit composed of a hundred trefs : hundred

Word History

Etymology

Middle English cantrede, candrede from Medieval Latin cantredus, candredus, modification (probably influenced by Medieval Latin hundredus hundred, division of an England country) of Middle Welsh cantref, from cant hundred + tref home, town; akin to Latin centum hundred and to Old English thorp village

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“Cantred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantred. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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