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Edward

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Etymology

Old English eād (rich) + weard (guard).

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /'edwəd/
  • Hyphenation: ed‧ward

Proper noun

Singular
Edward

Plural
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Edward

  1. A male given name

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  • 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain. John Russell Smith, 1870. p.77:
    The Christian humility of King Edward the Confessour brought such credit to this name, that since that time it hath been most usual in all estates.
  • 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 8:
    Heaven is my witness! that in the warmest transport of my wishes for the prosperity of my child, I never once wished to crown his head with more glory and honour than what George or Edward would have spread around it.

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