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16400Re: More on Elwins, was: [mythsoc] Inklings quasi-sighting in UK politics

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  • alexeik@aol.com
    Feb 24, 2006
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Lezlie <lezlie1@...>
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 15:38:31 -0000
      Subject: Re: More on Elwins, was: [mythsoc] Inklings quasi-sighting in UK politics


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      > "Companion of St. Breaca from Ireland to Cornwall, England, also called
      > Elvis
      > or Allen."
      >
      > =Elvis!=
      >
      > Diamond Proudbrook
      >

      And, one more: Isn't "wen" (old) Welsh for "maid"? As in Branwen or
      Olwen the Whitefooted? Believe I learned that when taking Welsh
      lessons back in the '70's as a part of a Celtic myth & folklore course
      at Harvard---

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      No, it's the feminine form of the word "white" (the masculine form is _(g)wyn_), which is often a part of personal names (it means "blessed" or "fortunate" as well as "white"). You're thinking of _morwen_ "maid".
      Alexei


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