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Prydain

WelshEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh Prydein, from early Britannic *Pritanī, a variant of *Pritenī, which survives in Prydyn (Picts) and as an early borrowing in Old Irish Cruthin, Irish Cruithne (Picts). The Modern Welsh continuation of Latin Brittānia, in contrast, is Brython.

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

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Prydain Brydain Mhrydain Phrydain