Bran or Brân: BRAWN
Welsh: raven

1. The often-used shortened name of Bran the Blessed, also called Bendigedfran or Bendigedfran ap Llyr. Later mutataed into Brons in Le Roman du Graal.

2. The son of Arthur and Guenevere in The Grey King, book four of The Dark is Rising series. He was brought to our time by Merlin so that the Dark couldn't get a hold of him and kill him. He is an albino Welsh boy, and the chosen one who will wield the sword Erias.

Bran (?), n. [OE. bren, bran, OF. bren, F. bran, from Celtic; cf. Armor. brenn, Ir. bran, bran, chaff.]

1.

The broken coat of the seed of wheat, rye, or other cereal grain, separated from the flour or meal by sifting or bolting; the coarse, chaffy part of ground grain.

2. Zool.

The European carrion crow.

 

© Webster 1913.

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