variants or cantref
plural -s
: an obsolete Welsh territorial unit composed of a hundred trefs : hundred

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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