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Borrowing from Latin Brittānia, but compare Prydyn (Picts) which may be the genuine reflex of early Britannic *Priteni.

Proper nounEdit

Prydain f

  1. Britain
    Maen nhw'n byw ym Mhrydain Fawr rwan. ― Now they live in Great Britain.

Usage notesEdit

In medieval texts, the term often refers to the northernmost part of the island, beyond the Forth and Clyde. Where the island as a whole is meant, the phrase Ynys Prydain (Latin insula Britanniae, "Isle of Britain") is commonly used.

Derived termsEdit


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Prydain Brydain Mhrydain Phrydain