merlin

(redirected from Myrddin)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Myrddin: Myrddin emrys

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)
References in periodicals archive ?
Recordiwyd y noson mewn cyngerdd mawreddog ar lwyfan Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Ddinbych a'r | Elwyn, Arwel a Myrddin Cyffiniau ac yn cadw cwmni i'r triawd mewn noson hwyliog o ganu, cerddoriaeth offerynnol a lot fawr o hiwmor roedd John Ogwen, Trebor Edwards, Tara Bethan, Cor Trelawnyd, Y Tri Digri, Wil Tan, Pedwarawd Hendre Cenin, Trio a'r wythawd ifanc Enfys.
2 ac iau (Solo Yrs 2 and under) 1 Finley Burrows Ysgol Gynradd Gwaun Y Nant, Cylch Y Fro, Caerdydd a'r Fro 2 Bella Vina Lima Ysgol Gynradd Y Dderwen, Cylch Caerfyrddin, Gorllewin Myrddin 3 Erin Gres Jones Ysgol Gynradd Bodhyfryd, Cylch Wrecsam, Fflint a Wrecsam Deuawd Bl.
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.
First-half tries from scrum-half Aeron Bidgood and full-back Llywarch ap Myrddin along with efforts from former Steelman Wes Cunliffe, Matt Williams and Jonathan Morris gave the Black & Ambers a fine win.
It took Penallta only seven minutes to take the lead as fly-half Jon Wright put in a superbly weighted cross-field kick and Steven Davies climbed above opposite number Ioan Davies to pluck the ball out of the air and round the covering Carwyn ap Myrddin to touch down.
Allotment holder Wiz Myrddin, 61, from Coulby Newham, said: "It seems to be getting worse.
A useful map in Knight's book shows that all the places associated with this early Myrddin are in the west of England and Wales.
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.
LOOK out Mulder and Scully - the truth IS out there but it's Myrddin and Rhiannon who will find it.
5 a 6 (Solo Yrs 5 and 6) 1 Alaw Glynne Owen Ysgol Gynradd Llanfairpwll, Cylch Glannau Menai, Ynys Mon 2 Heledd Fflur Richardson Ysgol Gymraeg Teilo Sant, Cylch Blaenau Tywi, Dwyrain Myrddin 3 Enlli Llwyd Davies Adran Llanuwchllyn, Cylch Penllyn, Meirionnydd Parti Unsain Bl.
RGC surprised both their opponents and the crowd with a try when Carwyn Ap Myrddin took a quick tap penalty to break before passing to Tom Hughes to score.
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.