Elements 'U' and 'V'
uchaf W, adj. (superlative degree of uchel ) loc. dial. ucha, ‘highest, higher, upper'. Gwenlais uchaf, Bolgoed-uchaf, Llandremor-uchaf, etc. Lltbnt. Abernant y Groes Ychaf, etc. Aberdare & general.
uchel Welsh, adj. 'high, elevated'. e.g. Gelli ben uchel, Aberdare. Wain tyr uchel, Ddol uchel, Wain ddol uchel. Lltbnt. Uchelolau, Barri, Glam.
union Eng. ‘uniting, coalition, junction'; 3.a. Scots law. ‘The uniting into one tenantry of non-contiguous lands or tenements.' SOED. e.g. Union, Union cottage. Waungron, Lltbnt. is the union of dispersed lands. Union Workhouses refer to the Poor Law union of parishes. e.g. Union Workhouse [Neath, Cardiff, Llanelly, Swansea, Crickhowell etc.] Cambrian Newspaper.
upper Eng. ‘upper, higher'. e.g. Upper Boat, Glam. Upper Cwmtwrch, Upper Tumble, Carms.
uwchlaw W, prep. ‘above'. Cae uwchlaw'r ty, Aberamman Ychaf, Aberdare.
vabe Welsh, 'son of'', mutated form of mab. Vabe is fab in modern Welsh orthography. N.B. Welsh f is pron. as Eng. v. Also note that vabe is phonetically very near to the Gwentian dial. pron. feb for fab. c.f. Pwll Tave (Pwll Taf), 'ef, (haf) lleth, (llaeth) Ted Glen, (Tad Glân). Me'r geth o flen y ten (mae'r gath o flaen y tan) etc. e.g. Tyr Vabe Jevan Edrant, 1570. Aberdare.
vach v. bach
vanaches Welsh, 'nun', mutated form of mynaches, (fynaches in modern Welshorthography). e.g. Kelli'r Vanaches (the nun's grove),Llanwynno.
vaen, Welsh. 'stone' mutated form of maen. (faen in modern Welsh orthography) e.g. bwlch y vaen rhew, Llanwynno.RR.c1700.RJT.
vale Eng. ‘vale, valley'. e.g. Ebbw Vale, Gwent. Merthyr Vale, Ogmore Vale,Glam.
vallen v. afallen
vaynor v. maenor
vedw v. bedw
velin is felin in modern Welsh orthography. v. melin.
vernel is fern hill [see PNG/GOP p213]
vershill is furze hill. e.g. Vershill. [PNG/GOPp213]
verville is fairfield. e.g. Verville, Fairfield alias Vervil. [PNG/GOPp212]
vetch Eng. pl. vetches, ‘plant of pea family used for fodder'. e.g. Cae vetches. Lltbnt. Vetch Field, Swansea.
ville Fr. ‘village; town'. e.g. Edwardsville, Nixonville, Glam. Wattsville, Gwent.
vine Welsh, 'thin, narrow', mutated form of main. Vine is fain in modern Welsh orthography. e.g. Garri vine, [carrai + main] ‘narrow strip of land'.1766 PS. Llanwynno.
vish is fish e.g. Vishwell. [PNG/GOPp213]
vole is W, foel. v. moel. e.g. The Vole, Penderyn.
vorvil is forefield e.g. The Vorfill, The Vorvill. [PNG/GOPp213]
vro v. bro e.g. Nant y vro, (the lowland/vale stream), Aberdare.
vurlong is furlong. e.g. Vurlong; Ty Verlon. Dinas Powys Hundred. [PNDPH/GOP