I. biographical name John Cowper 1872-1963 & his brothers Theodore Francis 1875-1953 & Llewelyn 1884-1939 English authors II. geographical name administrative area of E central Wales area 2006 square miles (5196 square kilometers)

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  • Powys — Principal Area Verwaltungssitz Llandrindod Wells Fläche 5.196 km² Einwohner 131.700[1] (2009) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • POWYS (J. C.) — Powys est une des figures les plus fortes de la littérature contemporaine. Si Miller et Dreiser le considèrent comme un génie, d’autres sont plus impressionnés par le gigantisme de ses romans et par la complexité d’une nature travaillée… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Powys — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Powys Escudo Mapa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Powys — (John Cowper) (1872 1963) écrivain anglais: Givre et Sang (1925), Autobiographie (1934), les Sables de la mer (1934) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Powys — Powys1 [pō′is] 1. John Cowper [ko͞o′pər] 1872 1963; Eng. novelist & critic 2. T(heodore) F(rancis) 1875 1953; Eng. novelist: brother of John Cowper Powys2 [pō′is, pou′is] county in central Wales: 1,958 sq mi (5,071 sq km); pop. 118,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Powys — This article is about the county of Wales. For the ancient kingdom, see Kingdom of Powys. Powys (pronounced IPA2|ˈpæw.ɪs Pow [rhyme with cow ] is [as in list ] by most English speakers, but with a full, rounded, accent on the first syllable… …   Wikipedia

  • Powys — 52°18′N 3°25′W / 52.3, 3.417 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Powys — /poh is/, n. 1. John Cowper, 1872 1963, English author. 2. his brother, Llewelyn, 1884 1939, English author. 3. his brother, Theodore Francis, 1875 1953, English author. 4. a county in E Wales. 100,800; 1960 sq. mi. (5077 sq. km). * * * County… …   Universalium

  • Powys — I Powys   [ pəʊɪs], Verwaltungs Distrikt in Wales, 5 196 km2, 122 300 Einwohner, Verwaltungssitz ist Llandrindod Wells. Powys erstreckt sich in den Cambrian Mountains, die im Süden der County den Brecon Beacons National Park bilden. Im Osten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Powys — This interesting surname is of Welsh origin, and is a locational name from Powys. The new division of Wales into counties has brought back the name Powys; in the medieval period it was the name of the princedom of north east Wales. During the… …   Surnames reference

  • Powys — noun 1. British writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872 1963) • Syn: ↑John Cowper Powys • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author 2. British writer of essays; one of three literary brothers (1884 1939) • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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