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Subject: Re: Claerwen?
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: May 25, 2009 at 3:42:28 PM
Reply to: Re: Claerwen? by lac
In modern Welsh, claer means 1) "bright, shining, fine, conspicuous, clear"; 2) "kind, gentle, bland; lukewarm, indifferent"; 3) [from another etym] "clary" (Salvia verbenaca).

But being Claerwen a hydronym, it would not be surprising at all to have a completely Welsh element not used nowadays.

Lumia
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