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Mabinogion, The

[mab-uh-noh-gee-uh n]
  1. a collection of medieval Welsh romances that were translated (1838–49) by Lady Charlotte Guest.
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Historical Examples

  • A character mentioned in the Mabinogion, goes by the name of Gwyddneu ab Llwydau.

    Y Gododin


  • Tennyson's version of the legend is mainly taken from the Mabinogion.

    The Cornwall Coast

    Arthur L. Salmon

  • The veritable Mabinogion undoubtedly contain Welsh-Celtic myth.

  • Welsh writers now assume an Irish origin for much of the contents of the Mabinogion.

  • The ancient religion is in that passage of the Mabinogion about the making of ‘Flower Aspect.’

    Ideas of Good and Evil

    William Butler Yeats

British Dictionary definitions for mabinogion


  1. the Mabinogion a collection of Welsh tales based on old Celtic legends and mythology in which magic and the supernatural play a large part
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Word Origin

from Welsh mabinogi instruction for young bards
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