Mabinogion

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mabinogion mab-i-nō′ji-on a collection of four Arthurian romances, embodied in the 12th century, embraced with seven other prose tales in the Red Book, or Hergest, a Welsh MS. of the 14th century—the whole published and translated by Lady Charlotte Guest in 1838.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
W., 'children's tales.'

Usage

In literature:

Tell some typical story from the Mabinogion.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
Welsh Triads and Mabinogion.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
The Mabinogion, or Welsh legends of King Arthur, belong to a much earlier period than Malory.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
And thus ends this portion of the Mabinogion.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)"
With the tigers' coats compare the robes of honour wherewith the knights in the Mabinogion clothe themselves when they go to combat.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
TALES FROM THE MABINOGION.
"Irish Fairy Tales"
As literature the Mabinogion may rank among the world's classics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
B. John: The Mabinogion.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
The idea which some critics have, that the 'Mabinogion' were boys' tales, or still worse, nursery tales, is quite wrong.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Translator of The Mabinogion.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
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