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Word Origin and History for etheldred

Etheldred

Anglo-Saxon fem. proper name, Old English Æðelðryð, literally "of noble strength" (see Audrey).

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  • Etheldred could not help being gratified with the indignation it excited.

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  • Etheldred May and Meta Rivers were together in the drawing-room.

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  • These years had dealt more kindly with Etheldred's outward appearance.

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  • This enterprise was atchiued by Etheldred duke of Mercia in the absence of the king, as Matth.

  • He would scarcely have thus spoken to any one but Etheldred, to whom, as well as to himself, it seemed mere matter-of-fact.

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