edith








noun

  1. a female given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “war.”

fem. proper name, Old English Eadgyð, from ead “wealth, prosperity, happiness” + guð “war.” A fairly common name; it survived through the Middle Ages, probably on the popularity of St. Eadgyð of Wilton (962-84, abbess, daughter of King Edgar of England), fell from favor 16c., was revived in fashion 19c.

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