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Origin of the name CAWR.
Etymology of the name CAWR.
Meaning of the baby name CAWR.


CAWR.  Welsh 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, 1789)


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