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    Pen-cenedl. Headman of the hundred. He was a representative to the Gorsedd, which was kind of like an ancient Brythonic Parliament. Online reference is
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      Pen-cenedl. "Headman of the hundred." He was a representative
      to the Gorsedd, which was kind of like an ancient Brythonic
      Parliament.

      Online reference is
      http://www.dr-fnlee.org/docs5/owenpres/owenpres.pdf -- can't
      vouch for its accuracy.

      Cenedl-e.b. ll. cenhedloedd nation; species, kind, gender (grammar): Cenedl
      y Cymru the Welsh nation

      pen 1- e.g. ll.-nau head, top, end, mouth: 2 a. chief, supreme

      pen cenedl = national chief

      Gorsedd-e.b. ll-au throne: Gorsedd y Beirdd the Gorsedd of Bards (bardic
      institution)
      (Technically a gathering of Bards, and Druids of Britain to which many
      chieftains would come to talk peace. The two gatherings were independent, but
      cooperative. The Gorsedd is a term that comes from an ancient term for grove,
      according to my drui(teacher), and technically all druids in Britain had bardic
      training, and thus were bards with doctorates in druidism, so to speak)

      Teach Yourself Welsh Dictionary
      Edwin C. Lewis
      M.Ed.,Ph.D.
      Consultant editor Cennard Davies M.A.
      NTC Publishing Group 1993
      Lib Cong-92-80868
      (surprisingly no ISBN, but was published, and bound in G.B.)


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