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male proper name, from Welsh Llywelin, often explained as "lion-like," but probably from llyw "leader."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • The pious llewelyn began his song from the rude and shapeless chaos.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • The song of llewelyn was heard by the shepherds with reverence and mute attention.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • But llewelyn's foot was on the outward edge of the fairy-ring.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • The independence of Wales was buried in the grave of llewelyn.

  • Who like llewelyn now remains, To shield from wrong his native plains?

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • This palace was the favourite residence of the unfortunate Prince llewelyn.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • They had their leader, the brave prince llewelyn; but the fruit was not yet ripe.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • Soon after these successes, llewelyn led a large army into South Wales.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • It was now two years since the bridal day of Esgair and llewelyn.

    Baron Bruno Louisa Morgan
  • Esgair's hurried flight awoke llewelyn from the stupor of despair.

    Baron Bruno Louisa Morgan

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