from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Family of British writers, comprising the brothers John Cowper Powys (1872-1963), whose novels, such as Wolf Solent (1929), glorify nature; Theodore Francis Powys (1875-1953), who wrote allegorical novels, such as Mr. Weston's Good Wine (1927); and Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939), known primarily for his essays.

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  • proper n. A principal area and preserved county of Wales, admin HQ Llandrindod Wells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872-1963)
  • n. British writer of essays; one of three literary brothers (1884-1939)
  • n. British writer of allegorical novels; one of three literary brothers (1875-1953)


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    Sunday news

  • Well they have closed all the schools in Powys today and Wales abandoned league tables years ago.

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  • Glyn Davies knows what it's like to lose, and so has a few words of comfort for those poor dears who lost their seats to the Tories in Powys recently.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Well, after Mr. Invisible's dynamic campaign, the grand total of NONE were saved, oh yes, and one extra one was shut to make up for the ones saved in Powys!

    Well done Williamses

  • I shall make Madoc present at a Gorsedd in Powys, & must not omit to thank you for the knowledge I have gaind upon this & other branches of Welsh antiquities from your Llywarc Hen.

    Letter 244

  • The place name Powys, which is from the Latin “pagenses” meaning something like “country dwellers”, might be considered as evidence against the notion of including the Cornovii and their two towns in the kingdom’s territory.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • That is indeed the case - and one extra was cut (Penparc, near Cardigan) to make up for the ones saved in Powys.

    Well done Williamses

  • Tenthmedieval - yes, Offa's Dyke is certainly consistent with a border between Offa's territories and Powys, which is a fair indication of where the boundary was in the 790s or so.

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  • Whether such regions were regarded as independent entities that co-operated from time to time (voluntarily or by force) in some sort of confederation called Powys, or as parts of a unified kingdom called Powys that were separated off from time to time (voluntarily or by force), may be a distinction without a practical difference.

    Powys: the early medieval kingdom

  • One of the poems attributed to Llywarch Hen in the Red Book of Hergest calls Powys “the paradise of Wales”, a name that has, not surprisingly, been adopted as the motto of the modern county which does not, by the way, follow the boundaries of its medieval counterpart.

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