Definition of afanc in English:

afanc

(also addanc)

noun

  • In Welsh mythology: an aquatic monster.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Twyne (1543–1613), physician. From Welsh afanc, † afangc (also † addanc) aquatic monster, beaver from the same Celtic base (with a velar suffix) as Welsh afon, Middle Breton, Breton aven, Early Irish ab ( n -stem), all in sense ‘river’ from the same Indo-European base as classical Latin amnis river.

Pronunciation:

afanc

/əˈvaŋk/