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Rhonwen


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[W rhon, pike, lance, figuratively: tall, slender; (g)wen, fair].

Welsh name ascribed to the daughter of Hengist, the semi-legendary 5th-century Saxon invader of Britain. Geoffrey of Monmouth (12th cent.) substituted the name Rowena.

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