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Meaning & History

Possibly from the old Celtic root *matus meaning "bear". According to the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi [1], Math ap Mathonwy was a king of Gwynedd and a magician. Whenever he was not at war, it was required that he rest his feet in the lap of a virgin. He was the uncle of the hero Gwydion, with whom he shared most of his adventures.

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Entry updated January 21, 2022