englyn

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Etymology[edit]

From Welsh englyn.

Noun[edit]

englyn (plural englynion or englyns)

  1. A stanza of Welsh poetry.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      The metrical system of the canine original, which recalls the intricate alliterative and isosyllabic rules of the Welsh englyn, is infinitely more complicated but we believe our readers will agree that the spirit has been well caught.