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Llyn is the Welsh word for " lake" or, occasionally, "pond" or "pool". The word and its cognates in other Celtic languages (such as the Irishlinn and the Bretonlenn), as well their derivatives—including lyn, lynn and lin—appear in many placenames throughout the current and former Celtic world, as, for example, in Dublin and King's Lynn.

Most of the place names containing llyn or one its variants indeed refer to lakes, ponds or other water features.

Usage examples of "llyn".

I have however taken certain liberties with the geography of the Dysynni Valley and Tal y Llyn, and there are no real farms where I have made Clwyd, Prichard’s and Ty-Bont stand.

He saw: Tal y Llyn, Mynydd Ceiswyn, Cenimaes, Llanwrin, Machynlleth, Afon Dyfi, Llangelynin.

Sooner or later he would have come here, to Tal y Llyn, Llyn Mwyngil, the lake in the pleasant place under the shadow of the Grey King.

He heard again his father’s bitter remembering: the Brenin Llwyd behind his mist over Coder and Llyn Mwyngil… The names re-echoed round his head, and he could not understand why they should.

It was as if all the fish in all the lakes of Wales seethed there in a huge mass on the water of Llyn Mwyngil, smoothing its surface into a quivering stillness.

The kings of the bird-fishermen of the sea, never normally seen away from the sea and its cliffs and crags, they came skimming down to the surface of Llyn Mwyngil and began snatching up the leaping fish, and Will remembered suddenly Bran’s stories of how the Bird Rock, Craig yr Aderyn, is the only place in the world where cormorants are known to gather and build their nests inland, because in the land of the Grey King the coast has no rocky cliffs for such building, but only sand and beaches and dunes.

And the Sleepers, wakened and riding, rose high over the lake and away, disappearing further and further into the gathering gloom of the Tal y Llyn pass and beyond, until they were gone from the valley, and beyond, and could be seen no more.

I have however taken certain liberties with the geography of the Dysynni Valley and Tal y Llyn, and there are no real farms where I have made Clwyd, Prichard's and Ty-Bont stand.

Now that should be Llyn Tegid as it always was, but they do no more now anywhere than call it Bala Lake.

And the Brenin Llwyd behind his mist over Cader and Llyn Mwyngil, listening to the echo of my voice calling, smiling to himself that I never should know where she had gone.

He heard again his father's bitter remembering: the Brenin Llwyd behind his mist over Coder and Llyn Mwyngil.

The kings of the bird-fishermen of the sea, never normally seen away from the sea and its cliffs and crags, they came skimming down to the surface of Llyn Mwyngil and began snatching up the leaping fish, and Will remembered suddenly Bran's stories of how the Bird Rock, Craig yr Aderyn, is the only place in the world where cormorants are known to gather and build their nests inland, because in the land of the Grey King the coast has no rocky cliffs for such building, but only sand and beaches and dunes.

Just as the seven Sleepers woke over Llyn Mwyngil, once before our eyes, to ride away into tomorrow.

But to our diminuitive neighbors it soon became known as Llyn Llyonis—their approximation of Atlantis.

And here, in Llyn Llyonis, we began to make a life in this rough and unsparing land.