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George

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Etymology

Name of an early saint, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Georgius, Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geōrgios) from γεωργός (geōrgos), farmer).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
George

Plural
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George

  1. A male given name.

Quotations

  • ~1594 William Shakespeare: Richard III: Act V, Scene III:
    Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George,
    Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!

Derived terms

  • Geo. (abbreviation)

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Translations

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George

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  1. (slang), (archaic) A coin with King George’s profile.
    Take the Georges, Pew, and don’t stand here squalling. — Robert Louis Stevenson.

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