"Saint David"

Translation:Dewi Sant

November 27, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/danielcavanagh

why is this not Sant Dewi? the dictionary says sant is just a noun so it doesn't make sense to me!

November 27, 2016

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Tradition.

In general, it is a way of giving particularly famous or respected historical figures a descriptive title. The second part is often mutated. For example

  • Hywel Dda - Hywel the Good
  • Rhodri Fawr - Rhodri the Great
  • Dafydd Gam - Dafydd (the) Crook-back/Crooked/Lame
  • Dewi Sant - Dewi the Saint
November 27, 2016
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