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Ida

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English

Etymology

Short form of obsolete names beginning with Germanic īd "work", used for both sexes in medieval England. It was revived in the 19th century, partly mistaken for a Greek name, for the Mount Ida of classical mythology. In continental Europe it has also been used as a pet form of Adelaide.

Proper noun

Singular
Ida

Plural
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Ida

  1. A female given name fairly popular around 1900, but rare today.

Translations

Quotations

  • 1809 Lady Morgan ( =Sydney Owenson ): Woman, or, Ida of Athens, p.127:
    "Ida!!!"
    "It is not a common, but an ancient name in Greece", said the diako,"and was borne by the wife of Lycastus and the mother of the Cretan Minos."
    Osmyn blushed to have been over-heard, and suffered his heart alone to repeat again the sweet and simple name of "Ida".

Czech

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Proper noun

Ida f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Ida.

Danish

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name of German origin, popular in the 19th century and recently back in fashion.

German

Proper noun

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

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ida, revived in the 19th century and back in fashion since the end of the 20th century.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name of German origin, popular in the 19th century and once again today.

Swedish

Proper noun

Ida

  1. A female given name of German origin, popular in the 19th century and today.

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