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Meaning & History
The capital city of Wales. Cardiff derives from the city's Welsh name Caerdydd
, which in turn was derived from the city's Old Welsh name Caerdyf
(In Welsh f
(v) is often mutated to dd
The first element caer
, means 'fort, castle' in Welsh (see Carlisle
The second element dyf
, however, has no obvious meaning, but is likely an Old Welsh derivative of a Brythonic-Celtic word for the River Taff, which has it's estuary in Cardiff.