englyn

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EnglishEdit

 
An englyn on a gravestone in Christ Church in Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, UK
Examples

Balch ei fugunawr ban nafawr ei lef
pan ganer cyrn cydawr;
corn Llyelyn llyw lluydfawr
bon chang blaen hang bloed fawr.

Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr (c. 1155–1200)

Ym Mhorth oer y Merthyron – y merthyr
Mwya'i werth o ddigon
A hir-fawrha y fro hon
Wr dewr o Aberdaron

Alan Llwyd (born 1948)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛŋ.lɪn/
  • Hyphenation: eng‧lyn

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Welsh englyn.

NounEdit

englyn ‎(plural englynion or englyns)

  1. (poetry) A short Welsh or Cornish poem of a variable structure, with each line using quantitative metre and cynghanedd (a repeating pattern of consonants and accent), and different lines being arranged in standardized patterns of rhyme and half rhyme.

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