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Ethan

[ee-thuh n]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “strength.”
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  • No, it is for you to say whether Ethan Ffrench's unjust caprice is a bar between us.

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

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

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

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

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

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

    The Flying Mercury

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • Ethan, fetch your camp hatchet; and we will need some ends of rope.


Word Origin and History for ethan

Ethan

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

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