Dr G. Angharad Fychan

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Dr G. Angharad Fychan BA, PhD

Senior Editor, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru

Tel: 01970 631016
E-mail: gaf@geiriadur.ac.uk



My main responsibility is to edit new articles and revisions of first edition articles to be published in the Online Dictionary. I am also responsible for maintaining and adding to a large database of electronic texts used to search for evidence of word usage when compiling Dictionary entries.

I graduated in Welsh and Geography from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1993), before going on to study the place-names of northern Buellt for my doctorate (2001). I was appointed Assistant Editor on the University of Wales Dictionary in 1996, and was promoted to Senior Editor in 2008.

Welsh Place-Name Society:

  • One of its founding members in 2011
  • Secretary since 2012
  • One of its annual conference organizers since 2011
  • the Welsh language
  • Lexicography
  • Place-Names

Member of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Place-Names Standardization Panel

‘Yr elfen “gochel” mewn enwau lleoedd’, in Gareth A. Bevan, G. Angharad Fychan, Hywel Wyn Owen and Ann Parry Owen (eds.), Ar Drywydd Enwau Lleoedd: Casgliad o Ysgrifau i Anrhydeddu’r Athro Gwynedd O. Pierce ar ei Ben Blwydd yn Gant Oed / A Collection of Essays to Honour Professor Gwynedd O. Pierce on his Hundredth Birthday (Tal-y-bont, forthcoming, July 2021)

‘Newid enwau a cholli’r enwau Cymraeg’, Llafar Gwlad, 150 (October 2020), 5–6

‘Bwlchstyllen’, Enwau Cymru: Welsh Place-Name Society Bulletin, 17 (Spring 2020), 18–19

‘Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: golwg ar yr ychwanegiadau diweddaraf’, Y Faner Newydd, 86 (December 2018), 10–11

‘Llety-caws’, Welsh Place-Name Society Newsletter, 12 (Autumn 2017), 12–13

‘Bwbachod’, Welsh Place-Name Society Newsletter, 11 (Spring 2017), 4–5

Senior Editor, GPC App (2016–)

‘Meini hirion’, Welsh Place-Name Society Newsletter, 6 (Autumn 2014), [7]

Senior Editor, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (2014–)

Monthly place-name column in Y Tincer (2013–) (index: https://trefeurig.cymru/y-tincer/y-tincer-archif/)

‘Gochel!’, Welsh Place-Name Society Newsletter, 3 (Spring 2013), [6]

Senior Editor, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Part 12 (Second Edition) (bôn1brig) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013), 64pp

Senior Editor, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Part 11 (Second Edition) (bil1bôn1) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2012), 64pp

Senior Editor, Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Part 10 (Second Edition) (bar1bil1) (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2010), 64pp