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Clare

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Etymology 1

Proper noun

Singular
Clare

Plural
-

Clare

  1. A county in the Republic of Ireland
  2. A town in the county of Cavan, Ireland.
  3. A surname derived from place names in England and Ireland, and from Old English clæg"clay" as an occupational name for a worker in clay.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surnames; much less common than the female name.
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Etymology 2

Medieval English vernacular form of Clara.

Proper noun

Singular
Clare

Plural
-

Clare

  1. A female given name, often spelled Claire in the 20th century.
Quotations
  • 1604, William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure: Act I, Scene IV:
    Yes, truly: I speak not as desiring more,
    But rather wishing a more strict restraint
    Upon the sisterhood, the votarists of Saint Clare.
  • 1999 Margaret York: The Price of Guilt: page 58:
    "What's your name?"
    "Clare Fairweather," she said. "Awful, isn't it?" and went away, hiding her mirth.
Translations
  • for the female given name, see Clara

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