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

  

GWENHWYVACH.  Welsh Arthurian.  The wife of Medrawt ap Llew ap Cynfarch.  The name is said to imply "high lady."  Also spelled Gwenhwyfach.

... From Triad 49, we learn that the first cause of dissatisfaction arose from a dispute and contest between Gwenhwyvach—whose name is titular, implying, "high lady", i.e., the viceroy's wife—and Gwenhwyvar (Gwanhumara), Arthur's consort, which is confirmed in Triad 50, which speaks of the war as having arisen from a ridiculous cause... (Britannia Antiqua, Poste, 1857)

    LIII.  The three Fatal Slaps with the Hand of the Isle of Britain:  the Slap of the Matholwch the Gwyddelian on Bronwen, the daughter of Llyr; and the Slap given by Gwenhwyvach to Gwenhwyvar, which occasioned the battle of Camlan; and the Slap given by Golyddan the Bard to Cadwaladr, the Blessed.
    [One of the tales of the Mabinogion is founded upon the Box given to Bronwen.  Triad 51 of the first series, p. 13. differs as to the other two Blows; for it is therein thus:  "And the Slap of Arthur to Medrawd; and the Slap of Gwenhywar to Gwenhwyvach;" but the second series agrees with the above.] (The Cambro-Briton, v.2, 1821)

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