Carnarvonshire



a historic county in Gwynedd, in NW Wales.
Caernarvon.
Also, Carnarvonshire
[kahr-nahr-vuh n-sheer, -sher] /kɑrˈnɑr vənˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). Caernarvonshire.
Historical Examples

I heard the following tale, I believe in carnarvonshire, but I have no notes of it, and write from memory.
Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen

He spent several years in carnarvonshire, and he had a brother, the Revd.
Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen

It is a long leap from carnarvonshire to Lapland, where this story is told with no great variation.
The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland

He wandered about Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and carnarvonshire.
Curiosities of Impecuniosity H. G. Somerville

He would have left carnarvonshire sooner, had he not been detained by want of money.
The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson

Over 80 is the percentage in carnarvonshire, as against over 90 for Anglesey.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

An old woman, credited to be a witch, lived on the p. 231confines of the hills in a small hut in south carnarvonshire.
Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen

The second is Lloydia serotina,—a small bulbous plant with white flowers, which is found on the hills of carnarvonshire, in Wales.
The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson

Thereupon, sweetly reasonable, Mrs. Rolfe made known that it was time to fetch her baby and return to carnarvonshire.
The Whirlpool George Gissing

It appears to have been first preached in a small dell among the mountains of carnarvonshire.
Christmas Evans Paxton Hood

noun
(until 1974) a county of NW Wales, now part of Gwynedd
noun
a variant spelling of Caernarfon

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