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Branwen

[bran-wen] /ˈbræn wɛn/
noun, Welsh Legend.
1.
a sister of Bran: her son, by Matholwych, was killed by Evnissyen.
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  • Branwen was a complete contrast to her friend in complexion.

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  • She found Branwen about to enter the chamber, in which the chief lay, with a bandage.

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  • Then Beniah shouted, with just a shade of anxiety, “Branwen!”

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  • We need scarcely say that the search for Branwen proved fruitless.

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  • Branwen pursed her lips into the form of an O and opened her eyes wide.

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  • Branwen felt that her only chance was to put a bold face on matters.

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  • The cause of it is the unaccountable disappearance of the girl named Branwen.

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  • Hafrydda, do you think there is no stronger feeling than pity for me in the heart of Branwen?

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  • And what duties in the work will fall to the lot of Branwen?

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  • Cf. my Branwen for remarks on the mythological aspect of the ballad.

Word Origin and History for Branwen

fem. proper name, from Welsh bran "raven" + (g)wen "fair." Daughter of Llyr, she was one of the legendary heroines of Wales.

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