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Mer·lin

 (mûr′lĭn)
n.
In Arthurian legend, a magician and prophet who served as counselor to King Arthur.

mer·lin

 (mûr′lĭn)
n.
A small falcon (Falco columbarius) of northern regions, having predominantly dark plumage and a black-striped tail. Also called pigeon hawk.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman merilun, from Old French esmerillon, diminutive of esmeril, of Germanic origin.]

merlin

(ˈmɜːlɪn)
n
(Animals) a small falcon, Falco columbarius, that has a dark plumage with a black-barred tail: used in falconry. See also pigeon hawk
[C14: from Old French esmerillon, from esmeril, of Germanic origin]

Merlin

(ˈmɜːlɪn)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in Arthurian legend) a wizard and counsellor to King Arthur eternally imprisoned in a tree by a woman to whom he revealed his secret craft

mer•lin

(ˈmɜr lɪn)

n.
a small falcon, Falco columbarius, of the Northern Hemisphere, that feeds largely on birds taken in flight. Also called pigeon hawk.
[1350–1400; Middle English merlioun, merlone < Anglo-French merilun, Old French esmerillon, diminutive of esmeril < Germanic; akin to German Schmerl, Old Norse smyrill]

Mer•lin

(ˈmɜr lɪn)

n.
a magician and seer in Arthurian legend.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.merlin - (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisorMerlin - (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
Arthurian legend - the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
2.merlin - small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tailmerlin - small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Falco, genus Falco - a genus of Falconidae
Translations

merlin

[ˈmɜːlɪn] Nesmerejón m

Merlin

n (Myth) → Merlin m (Zauberer in der keltischen Sage)
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Ifan Jones sent a superbly weighted pass to replacement Llywyrch ap Myrddin to race through over in the corner, with Carwyn ap Myrddin's conversion coming back off the post.
Allotment holder Wiz Myrddin, 61, from Coulby Newham, said: "It seems to be getting worse.
As Stephen Knight explains, the wizard seems to be derived from two traditions preserved in early Welsh verse about a figure called Myrddin: the first is a Cumbrian nobleman who, traumatised by battle, took himself into exile into the wilderness.
His legend is deliberately crafted by Myrddin the bard (possibly a real historical character, who was the prototype for Merlin, Reeve mentions in an author's note), who has an agenda of his own in elevating Arthur to heroic status.
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In a topsy-turvy affair, Gareth Thompson, Tom Daley, Joe Gatt and Llywarch ap Myrddin got the tries for Cardiff with Thompson kicking the rest of the points as the Blue and Blacks bagged their first win of the season.
The Black and Ambers only took the spoils after their superb full-back Llywarch ap Myrddin crossed for an unconverted try five minutes from the end after a searing break by centre Tom Riley.
ROUND TWO: NANT CONWY 19 LLANGEFNI 14 - SAT, DEC 10 Early tries from James Jones and Grant Jones put Nant 10-0 ahead, while three second-half penalties from Carwyn ap Myrddin saw the home side progress.
In a special ceremony awards were presented to Mererid Hopwood for her book Miss Prydderch a'r Carped Hud (Gomer Press) and to Myrddin ap Dafydd for his novel Mae'r Lleuad yn Goch (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch).
Ian Jenkins and Llywarch ap Myrddin got the Cardiff tries, both of which were converted by Gareth Thompson, who added a penalty.
RGC were indebted to tries from wings Carwyn Ap Myrddin and Rhys Williams, centres Tom Hughes and Loots (two), with Julian Botica kicking 14 points.
Bala took the lead after eight minutes when a slip on his own line by Carwyn ap Myrddin saw Bala pile forward, win the ensuing ruck, and back-row Aron Jones dived over for the game's only try, although the conversion struck the upright and cannoned wide.