Pridwin

Same as pridwen. This shield had represented on it a picture of the Virgin.

The temper of his sword, the tried `Excaliber,'
The bigness and the length of `Rone,' his noble spear,
With `Pridwin,' his great shield, and what the proof could bear

Drayton.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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