Prydain

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin Brittānia, but compare Prydyn (Picts) which may be the genuine reflex of early Britannic *Priteni.

Proper noun[edit]

Prydain f

  1. Britain
    Maen nhw'n byw ym Mhrydain Fawr rwan. — Now they live in Great Britain.

Usage notes[edit]

In medieval texts, the term often refers to the northernmost part of the island, beyond the Forth and Clyde. Where the island as a whole is meant, the phrase Ynys Prydain (Latin insula Britanniae, "Isle of Britain") is commonly used.

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Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Prydain Brydain Mhrydain Phrydain