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Arthur

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English

Etymology

From the name of the legendary king, probably related to old Celtic artos, "bear". Latin origin has also been suggested.

Proper noun

Singular
Arthur

Plural
-

Arthur

  1. A male given name. It was in regular use since early Middle Ages; popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Translations

Quotations

  • 1951 translation by Nevill Coghill of: 13?? Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale:
    When good King Arthur ruled in ancient days
    (A king that every Briton loves to praise)
    This was a land brim-full of fairy folk.
  • 1596, William Shakespeare, The Life and Death of King John: Act IV, Scene II:
    Young Arthur is alive: this hand of mine
    Is yet a maiden and an innocent hand,
    Not painted with the crimson spots of blood.

Danish

Proper noun

Arthur

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

French

Proper noun

Arthur

  1. A male given name used in France since the Middle Ages.

German

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

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

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 18th century.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Arthur

  1. A male given name borrowed from English in the 19th century.

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