Definition of tylwyth teg
: the fairies of Welsh folklore
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Origin and Etymology of tylwyth teg
Welsh tylwyth family (from ty̑ house + llwyth tribe) + teg fair, beautiful; akin to Latin tegere to cover and to Old High German loh enclosure
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