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[ee-nid] /ˈi nɪd/
a city in N Oklahoma.
Arthurian Romance. the constant and patient wife of Sir Geraint in The Mabinogion and in Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Enid, the good knight's horse is standing in the court," cried the earl.

    Tales from Tennyson Molly K. Bellew
  • Lady Enid wrinkled her smooth, young, healthy-looking forehead.

  • “You know Father collects antiques and the like,” Enid explained.

    The Deserted Yacht Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • And at dinner she was not nice to Enid and Elaine who admired her hero too frankly.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Then he twisted the three reins together, and handed them to Enid.

  • This description was Enid Biddell's, she being happy and therefore frivolous.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Enid Glenwilliam's easy greetings suggested that they had already met in many drawing-rooms.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • "Unfortunately, it wouldn't help you with—with Enid—to give it up," he said, quietly.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Enid saw the dawn of a great fear in the well-chiselled features she knew so well.

    A Traitor's Wooing Headon Hill
British Dictionary definitions for Enid


(in Arthurian legend) the faithful wife of Geraint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Enid

fem. proper name, from Middle Welsh eneit, "purity," literally "soul," from PIE *ane-tyo-, from root *ane- "to breathe" (see animus).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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