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


GWALCHMAI.  Arthurian.  An ancient Welsh form of Gawain (q.v.), meaning "hawk of battle," from gwalch "hawk" and maedd, "a blow." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

Gwalchmai ap Gwyar.—This ancient British name, Gwalchmai, which signifies the Hawk of Battle, is in the French Romances changed into the not very similar form of Gawain, having first been Latinized into Walganus and Walweyn.  In the Triads, he is mentioned in the following manner:—
    "There were three golden-tongued Knights in the Court of Arthur:  Gwalchmai the son of Gwyar; Drudwas the son of Tryffin, and Eliwlod the son of Madog ap Uthur.  For there was neither King, nor Earl, nor Lord, to whom these came, but would listen to them before all others; and whatever request they made, it would be granted them, whether willingly or unwillingly; and thence were they called the Golden Tongued." (Mabinogion, Guest, 1910)


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