Origin of the name ADDANC.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ADDANC.
variant form of Welsh Avanc
(q.v.), written according to the Dimetian dialect, meaning
"crocodile." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a
lake monster killed by Sir Peredur.
(The Cambrian, vols.
Sheep of the Addanc
Valley. In this valley, which led to the cave of the Addanc, were
two flocks of sheep, one white and the other black. When any one
of the black sheep bleated, a white sheep crossed over and became black,
and when one of the white sheep bleated, a black sheep crossed over and
became white.—The Mabinogion ("Peredur," twelfth
century). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction,
Allusions, References, Plots and Stories, Brewer, 1910)