Overview

pencerdd


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[W pen, chief; cerdd, art].

A chief poet of early Wales, requiring nine years of training in such subjects as grammar, metrics, and genealogy. Only a pencerdd could teach a bard. As late as 1547, the poet Simwnt Fychan (c.1530–1606) received a written licence to become a pencerdd, a document which survives. Roughly comparable to the early Irish ollam.

Subjects: Religion.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.