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Alice

See also alice

English

Etymology

French and English contraction of Old High German Adalheidis; from adal "noble" + heid "sort, kind".

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Alice

Plural
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Alice

  1. A female given name popular in England since Middle Ages.
  2. (fictional character) The main character in Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In various fields such as cryptography and physics, a conventional name for the person or system that sends a message to another person or system conventionally known as Bob.

Translations

Quotations

  • 1871 Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Chapter 6.
"My name is Alice, but - "
"It's a stupid name enough!" Humpty Dumpty interrupted impatiently. "What does it mean?"
"Must a name mean something?" Alice asked doubtfully.
"Of course it must," Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh, "my name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost."

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Czech

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Proper noun

Alice f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Alice.

Danish

Proper noun

Alice

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

French

Proper noun

Alice f.

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

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German

Proper noun

Alice [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Alice]]

  1. A female given name borrowed from English; cognate to modern German Adelheid.

Italian

Proper noun

Alice f.

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Alice.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Alice

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Swedish

Proper noun

Alice

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

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