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Edwin

[ed-win] /ˈɛd wɪn/
noun
1.
Also, Eadwine. a.d. 585?–633, king of Northumbria 617–633.
2.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “friend.”.
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  • On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Of all the sons of the plain, the bravest, and the most comely, was Edwin.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Edwin and Imogen had been united in the sports of earliest infancy.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Such were the thoughts of Edwin; and till now Edwin had always expressed his thoughts.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Edwin had received from nature the gift of an honest and artless eloquence.

    Imogen William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for Edwin

Edwin

/ˈɛdwɪn/
noun
1.
?585–633 ad, king of Northumbria (617–633) and overlord of all England except Kent
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Word Origin and History for Edwin

masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-wine, literally "prosperity-friend."

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