Welsh Keywords: Chwedl

From Planet 226

by Michael Harvey

This is the twenty-second contribution to our Welsh Keywords series – inspired by Raymond Williams’ Keywords – which offers contemporary perspectives on contested meanings of words in Welsh and how these shifting meanings continue to shape our society.

The word chwedl in its various forms covers every type of narrative utterance including the very act of speaking itself, as well as gossip, folktales and stories from the Mabinogi.

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