An earl of decayed fortune, father of Enid, ousted from his
earldom by his nephew Edyrn, son of Nudd, called the “Sparrow-hawk.” When Edyrn was overthrown in single combat by Prince Geraint', he was
compelled to restore the earldom to Yniol. (Tennyson: Idyls of the
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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