Branwen

[bran-wen]
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Historical Examples of branwen

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

    The Hot Swamp

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

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    R.M. Ballantyne

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

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    R.M. Ballantyne

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

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    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Branwen was a complete contrast to her friend in complexion.

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    R.M. Ballantyne


Word Origin and History for branwen

Branwen

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper