Origin of the name BRENGWAIN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BRENGWAIN.
Arthurian Legend name. An English form of Welsh Bronwen
(q.v.), meaning "bosom white" or "white breast."
makes her appearance again in the romance of Sir Tristram, under the
name of Brengwain, the maid of Yseulte. When the Lady
Yseulte was sent from her home in Ireland, under the escort of Tristram,
to be married to King Mark, of Cornwall, her mother entrusted a love
potion to Brengwain to be given on the wedding night.
Unfortunately, a tempest arose on the voyage, and, in
the consequent exhaustion, "Swete Ysonde, the fre, asked Brengwain
a drink." And Brengwain, bringing the magic cup by
mistake, caused the fatal passion between Yseulte and the knight.
Even the "hound that was there biside, yclept
Hodain," who licked up the drops that were spilt of the philtre,
became attached to the knight and lady with the same magic love.
Bronwen or Brengwain has since been in use as
a Welsh female Christian name. (History of Christian Names, Yonge,