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Amy

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Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality—not as we expect it to be but as it is—is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner
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Etymology

Anglicized form of Old French Amee "beloved",which was both a nickname and a form of the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] name Amata "beloved".[1]

  • Amy has also been used as a nickname for Amelia.

Proper noun

Singular
Amy

Plural
-

Amy

  1. A female given name.

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Quotations

  • 1886 Hubert Hall: Society in the Elizabethan Age. Kessinger Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0766139743 page 94:
    The Dame Anne Dudley, mentioned in a contemporary record, was Leicester's first wife, the unfortunate Amy Robsart. It may be noticed, in passing, that the name Amy - presuming that it occurs in contemporary manuscripts of authority - is an extremely rare one. It is obvious how easily the name Aime might be read for Anne.
  • 1975 Derek Marlowe: Nightshade. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1975. page 7:
    As a child, Amy could have been drawn by Millais, if he was inclined - the name Amy is deceptively apt - but though the plumpness remains, not much but some, the ringlets have gone to be replaced by curls of the colour of cinnamon.
  • 1999 Susan Butler, Lawrence Butler: East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart. ISBN 0306808870 page 5:
    As Amy had been baptized Amelia ( but always called Amy) after her mother, now her daughter, too, was baptized Amelia.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges:A Concise Dictionary of Given Names.Oxford University Press 2001.

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