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David Morgan October 19, 2020

The great orme in north wales, possibly the main supplier of copper for the bronze age!
Orme derives from old Norse and translates to sea serpent, the English word worm is a cognate (Wikipedia tells me), which would give better meaning to worms head in the gower, the sea serpents head!
In welsh the great orme is Cyngreawdr Fynydd, this I cannot find a straight translation for, but if you divide into prefix’s
Cyn – is to chisel, gre – is flock and awdr translates in my imagination to author or authorised.
I used a welsh English dictionary by D.Geraint Lewis for this translation.
For me it translates as the mountain of the authorised flock/group that chisels/gathers.