verse beg. Fechid diristan ochiwod
- Middle Welsh
Two englynion in the Black Book of Carmarthen which appear to allude to a version of the Tristan legend. Mention is made of Tristan (Diristan), Mark (March) and Cyheig. The englynion have often been treated together with the awdl preceding them in the manuscript (beg. Kyd karhwiu e morva cassaau e mor), because both name a figure called Cyheig and because there has been an assumption, though now contested, that they are united through a narrative background in the Tristan legend.
- Fechid diristan ochiwod
- Middle Welsh
An awdl of 16 lines in the Black Book of Carmarthen, in which a repentant speaker expresses hope for reconciliation and conjures images of the sea. The narrative background remains obscure. Bromwich argued that the two subsequent englynion in the manuscript belong to the same poem and that the full poem alludes to a version of the Tristan legend. Rowland has been more sceptical of this view and has suggested instead that it is a court poem in which a bardic poet seeks reconciliation with his patron.
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