The word tân is used to describe fires in the home such as in a fireplace or a log burner. It is also used to describe out of control fires such as bush fires. If something is "on fire", the Welsh is "ar dân".
There is one fire that has a completely different word in Welsh, that is "Bonfire". Welsh for bonfire is "coelcerth".
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You may be interested to know that a popular question asked of us is, "what does Cwtch, cwtches or cwtching mean"? (Cwtch is pronounced as in "butch" in English). Perhaps literally, it means to cuddle or to hug and in that regard there is a saying, "anyone can cuddle but only the Welsh can cwtch". It does have another meaning is a cubbyhole or cupboard; a small space in which to store things safely, such as an under stairs cupboard. Often heard, "give me a cwtch", or "they are cwtching", it should make anybody feel safe, warm and comforted.
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Last update 22nd January 2023
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