Definition of Menevian in English:

Menevian

adjective

Geology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a group of fossiliferous rocks of Cambrian age found near St David's in South Wales, and also near Dolgellau and Maentwrog in North Wales.

noun

Geology
  • The Menevian formation.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Menevia, name in post-classical Latin of Mynyw, the former name of a town (now Tyddewi or St David's) in Pembrokeshire, Wales + -an. The forms Minevian and Maenevian may reflect variant spellings in post-classical Latin.

Pronunciation

Menevian

/mɪˈniːvɪən/