PRYDAIN ( Middle Welsh : PRYDEIN) is the modern Welsh name for Britain .
* 1 Medieval * 2 In popular culture * 3 References * 4 See also
Prydain is the medieval Welsh term for the island of Britain (the
In Middle Welsh texts, the related term Ynys Prydein (Island of Britain), or Ynys Brydein, can also refer to the island (ynys) itself but more often is a name for the Brittonic territories south of Caledonia. It is in this context that the name of the collection of traditional material arranged in triads known as Trioedd Ynys Prydein should be understood. In modern Welsh ynys means 'island', but in Middle Welsh it can also mean 'land' or 'realm' (cf. Latin insula).
There are numerous other instances of the term
Prydain in medieval
Welsh texts. One of the best known is found in the title of the 10th
century vaticinatory poem
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Prydain is also used by Lloyd Alexander as the name for the realm in
which his book series
The Chronicles of Prydain
Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru , vol. IV, p. 3819.
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