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(ˈbrɛk nəkˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -nɒk-)

a historic county in S Wales, now part of Powys, Gwent, and Mid Glamorgan.
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Dr Rees said: "Due to the popularity of last year's panel discussion on the Welsh dialects of Montgomeryshire, this year's session will concentrate on dialects recorded in areas around Abergavenny, including parts of Brecknockshire and the Heads of the Valleys.
His grandfather, Neil Clyde, was a deckhand on the Lusitania, while his son Archibald - Mr Clyde's father - was also a merchant seaman, spending time in a German PoW camp after his ship, the SS Brecknockshire, was captured by a German raider in 1917.
DerekTheWeather: The wettest county in Wales in April was Brecknockshire with 198.
It must be costing them a fortune," says Glenis, of Builth Wells, Brecknockshire in Wales.
The next two earthquakes (of AD 132 and 204) swallowed up men and cattle in the west of Scotland and another city in Brecknockshire.
Clockwise, from above, an Ordnance Survey map of Cardiff from 1880; Glamorgan Shyre, as depicted by John Speede in 1610; part of Brecknockshire from the mid-1600s; Caerphilly in the 1830s; Cardiff from an 1880 Ordnance Survey map
Certainly, the beer monsters at Camra like it and it's currently Brecknockshire Pub of the Year for the fourth year running.
Brecknockshire comes second, Ceredigion fourth, Carmarthenshire sixth and Pembrokeshire eighth.
Mr ab Ioan - as you read this today - is still Plaid Cymru's vice-president for Ceredigion and Brecknockshire.
We now ask that pupils, governors and staff of both Brecon and Gwernyfed are involved in the shaping of the new recommendations so standards continue to improve for young people in Brecknockshire.
He is buried in the churchyard of St Michael's, Cathedine, Bwlch, Brecknockshire where he had a home.