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afanc

Word Origin and History for afanc
afanc
cattle-devouring aquatic monster in Celtic countries, from Celt. *abankos "water-creature," from *ab- "water" (cf. Welsh afon, Breton aven "river," L. amnis "stream, river," which is of Italo-Celtic origin).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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