Origin of the name CAWR.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CAWR.
name meaning "giant, hero, strong man."
... we that are acquainted with
the writings of the Britains know that the epithet of Cawr, or Hero,
given their most valiant princes in Cambria, or Wales, was of the same
sense with Priodawr, in the dialect of Albania, or Scotland, and with
Gwledig, in Lloegria, or England; but that Gwledig had a more extensive
signification, as the Lloegrian prince was always the supreme of the
other two, the word being derived from Gwlad, a Country... In the Welsh
Bible, 1 Sam. xvii. 31, Goliath of Gath is called Cawr y Philistinid,
which, in the English translation, is, the Champion of the Philistines;
which shews the various uses of the word Cawr even down to our
days. But the most common acceptation of the word among the vulgar
at present (since we have no Welsh native princes) is, as it is taken
Gen. iv. and Numb. xiii. a man of great strength, like the sons of Anac;
and in some parts of South Wales, y Cawr mawr, or great Cawr, signifies
the Devil, or Prince of Darkness... (Gentleman's Magazine, v.66,