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Oscar

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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English

Etymology

Gaelic os "deer" + cara "friend" ; resuscitated by James Mcpherson in The Works of Ossian (1765). Napoleon, an admirer of the Ossianic poems, chose it for his godson Oscar Bernadotte, who became a king of Sweden.

Proper noun

Singular
Oscar

Plural
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Oscar

  1. A male given name.
  2. A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

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Danish

Proper noun

Oscar

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

German

Proper noun

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

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Oscar

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar.

Swedish

Proper noun

Oscar

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Oskar; borne by two 19th century kings of Sweden.

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