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Griffith

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noun
  1. Arthur,1872–1922, Irish nationalist leader: a founder of Sinn Fein.
  2. D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark) [wawrk] /wɔrk/, 1875–1948, U.S. film director and producer.
  3. a town in NW Indiana.
  4. a male given name, form of Griffin.
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Griffith

noun
  1. Arthur. 1872–1922, Irish journalist and nationalist: founder of Sinn Féin (1905); president of the Free State assembly (1922)
  2. D (avid Lewelyn) W (ark). 1875–1948, US film director and producer. He introduced several cinematic techniques, including the flashback and the fade-out, in his masterpiece The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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Word Origin and History for griffith

Griffith

masc. proper name, from Welsh Gruffydd, probably from Latin Rufus, from rufus "red."

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