16400Re: More on Elwins, was: [mythsoc] Inklings quasi-sighting in UK politics
- Feb 24, 2006-----Original Message-----
From: Lezlie <lezlie1@...>
Sent: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 15:38:31 -0000
Subject: Re: More on Elwins, was: [mythsoc] Inklings quasi-sighting in UK politics
>And, one more: Isn't "wen" (old) Welsh for "maid"? As in Branwen or
> "Companion of St. Breaca from Ireland to Cornwall, England, also called
> or Allen."
> Diamond Proudbrook
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
>>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".
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