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bendith y mamau

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[W., mothers' blessings].

A Glamorganshire euphemism for the fairies, known more often in Wales as tylwyth teg. Euphemism is preferred to avoid kidnapping or fairy mischief. Cf. cwn bendith y mamau [W, dogs of the bendith y mamau] under CŴN ANNWFN.

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