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[ee-thuh n] /ˈi θən/
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “strength.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No, it is for you to say whether Ethan Ffrench's unjust caprice is a bar between us.

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  • And Uncle Ethan seems severe and hard, but it grieves him all the time.

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  • But Ethan Ffrench said nothing, his gray eyes fixed on the hearth.

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  • You might learn from Mr. Bailey and take charge of the business with Uncle Ethan.

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  • "That could be, of course," admitted Ethan, after considering the matter seriously.

Word Origin and History for Ethan

masc. proper name, from Hebrew ethan "strong, permanent, perennial, ever-flowing" (of rivers).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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