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10:14 Mar 17, 2007
Cornish to English translations [PRO]
Folklore / Dance
Cornish term or phrase: Hal an Tow
Hi,

I think Hal an Tow is a Cornish dance - please give a literal translation too as I know Welsh, so will be able to understand the linguistic structure involved.

Best, Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:52
English translation:Here is one theory
Explanation:
I don't think anyone is 100% sure what this means, but here is one theory:

A nineteenth century vicar of the nearby town of Newly suggested that the Hal-An-Tow most probably derived its name from the word ‘Hayle’ which, coincidentally, is the name of a nearby town and also means river estuary upon which the town of Helston is situated. The word Tow, Taw, or Tew is literally a shortened form of the word Tewynn, meaning sand dunes.
http://www.tc-lethbridge.com/tekhs_journal/?id=86
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Jack Doughty
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Local time: 09:52
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Here is one theory


Explanation:
I don't think anyone is 100% sure what this means, but here is one theory:

A nineteenth century vicar of the nearby town of Newly suggested that the Hal-An-Tow most probably derived its name from the word ‘Hayle’ which, coincidentally, is the name of a nearby town and also means river estuary upon which the town of Helston is situated. The word Tow, Taw, or Tew is literally a shortened form of the word Tewynn, meaning sand dunes.
http://www.tc-lethbridge.com/tekhs_journal/?id=86

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Local time: 09:52
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