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Origin of the name BRANWEN.
Etymology of the name BRANWEN.
Meaning of the baby name BRANWEN.


BRANWEN.  Arthurian Legend name.  The same as Welsh Bronwen (q.v.), meaning "bosom white" or "white breast."  Bronwen ferch Llyr (M.A. ii. 5) is more usually called Branwen. (Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Evans, 1887)

... and next day they took counsel, and they resolved to bestow Branwen upon Matholwch.  Now she was one of the three chief ladies of this island, and she was the fairest damsel in the world.
    And they fixed upon Aberffraw as the place where she should become his bride.  And they went thence, and towards Aberffraw the hosts proceeded,—Matholwch and his host in their ships; Bendigeid Vran and his host by land, until they came to Aberffraw.  And at Aberffraw they began the feast, and sat down.  And thus sat they:  the King of the Island of the Mighty and Manawyddan the son of
Llyr on one side, and Matholwch on the other side, and Branwen the daughter of Llyr beside him... (The Boy's Mabinogion, Lanier, 1881)


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