Dear users of the nantlle.com website.
I live in Pantigliate, Italy, few miles SE of Milan.
We found pre Roman and Roman objects in our countryside
and believe that its origins are Insubrian Celtic,
as most of the towns in Northern Italy with the "ate" suffix. The names of our town and yours do have a close
sound, and thus I am writing to ask you if you could
tell us what the words Pant and Glas mean.
you very much for your time.
Via Armellini, 11
20090 Pantigliate (MI)
Thank you for your recent
Interestingly, there was
a Roman community of sorts not far from the village
of Pant Glas in the
Town of 'Caernarfon'. There remain ruins there
to this day
of old Roman buildings - the area is known as 'Segontium'.
answer your question. Pant Glas literally translated
into English means 'a dip
in the blue'. The meaning
of the name, however, suggests a dip in the land.
Glas (the Welsh word for the colour blue) is
to describe grass. Green grass is often called
gwellt glas (or glaswellt) in Welsh.
that the name is a reference to the village's situation
in a valley.
Pant - a dip
Glas - Blue (in the literal sense) but in this case probably
referring to green grass.
We hope this helps.
All the best,
The nantlle.com Team.
Very exciting. It fits!
Thank you very much, I
think we are one step further in finding our heritage.
Very kind of you.