A report on Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru

Only standard historical dictionary of the Welsh language, aspiring to be "comparable in method and scope to the Oxford English Dictionary".

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Aberystwyth Bay from a 1748 survey by Lewis Morris (1701–1765)

Aberystwyth

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University town and community in Ceredigion, Wales.

University town and community in Ceredigion, Wales.

Aberystwyth Bay from a 1748 survey by Lewis Morris (1701–1765)
Site of original Aberystwyth Castle at Tan y Castell
Aberystwyth at around 1840. Crane, W., fl. ca. 1835–1850, lithographer.
The Queen's Hotel, Aberystwyth
The first Pier at Aberystwyth c.1865
Aberystwyth Harbour
The former Aberystwyth Town Hall, now a library
National Library of Wales
The Arts Centre
View of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay from the National Library of Wales
An Arriva Trains Wales service awaiting departure from Aberystwyth
The Vale of Rheidol Railway runs through the spectacular Rheidol Valley
A TrawsCymru T1 service on the A4120 in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is also the home to the national offices of UCAC and Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh Language Society), and the site of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, the Welsh Books Council and the offices of the standard historical dictionary of Welsh, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru.

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

National Library of Wales

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National legal deposit library of Wales and is one of the Welsh Government sponsored bodies.

National legal deposit library of Wales and is one of the Welsh Government sponsored bodies.

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Sir John Williams, one of the principal founders of the National Library
The North Reading Room
Entrance to the tunnel that was constructed under the National Library of Wales for the storage of valuable material during the Second World War
Laws of Hywel Dda (fol. 1v), King Hywel
Hengwrt Chaucer
Vaux Passional (fol. 9r). In the first miniature the sovereign (King Henry VII) is presented with this book while the infant Henry VIII (upper left) mourns the death of his mother.
Llanbeblig Hours (fol. 2r): the "Lily Crucifixion" Annunciation scene with the Virgin Mary enthroned under a green canopy
Medieval Astronomy (fol. 4v)
NLW MS 17110E Liber Lanavensis fol. 5r
Yny lhyvyr hwnn, 1546: attributed to Sir John Prise
First Welsh Bible, 1588
NLW Penrice and Margam Deeds 1
J. M. W. Turner – Dolbadarn Castle
CND rally, Aberystwyth
John Talbot Dillwyn Llewelyn carrying a gun
The first printed map of Wales from 1574 – Cambriae Typus by Humphrey Llwyd
The Cardigan Bay Visitor, 24 June 1887
The Visitor's List and Guide, 22 June 1887
The Illustrated Usk Observer, 7 July 1855
Y Dydd, 5 June 1868
A group of men and boys standing on the quayside, Aberdyfi. Aberdyfi Regatta. John Thomas c. 1885
Chwarel Sets, at Trefor; John Thomas c. 1875
Thomas Christopher Hofland's 'An old gateway at Monmouth' lithograph; 1825
An image from the Geoff Charles (1909-2002) Collection: a Sunday school trip to Rhyl; Geoff Charles 20 July 1955
Dick Puw; John Thomas c. 1875
Viaduct on the Festiniog and Blaenau Railway, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales; John Thomas c. 1875

Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (the University of Wales Dictionary of the Welsh Language)

University of Wales

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Confederal university based in Cardiff, Wales.

Confederal university based in Cardiff, Wales.

University College Wales (now Aberystwyth University) was the oldest founding member of the University of Wales
The University of Wales registry building, Cathays Park

The first edition of Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (The University of Wales Dictionary), which has the same status for Welsh as the OED does for English, was completed in 2002, eighty-two years after it had been started.

Example of an entry from a historical dictionary ('encyclopedia' from the New English Dictionary), showing use of cited quotations and chronological ordering of senses.

Historical dictionary

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Dictionary which deals not only with the latterday meanings of words but also the historical development of their forms and meanings.

Dictionary which deals not only with the latterday meanings of words but also the historical development of their forms and meanings.

Example of an entry from a historical dictionary ('encyclopedia' from the New English Dictionary), showing use of cited quotations and chronological ordering of senses.

Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (Dictionary of the Welsh Language)