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[gwen-dl-in] /ˈgwɛn dl ɪn/
a female given name: from a Welsh word meaning “white.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Gwendolyn hastened to forestall any heated reply from the Piper.

  • At the mention of stages, Gwendolyn rose and looked through the window.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • For one instant Gwendolyn did not move—though her heart beat so wildly that it stirred the lace ruffles of her dressing-gown.

  • Then Gwendolyn would order soda pop all around, and mop her face.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • "I'm wandering in the right direction, anyhow," retorted Gwendolyn, stoutly.

  • But the warning had been useless—Gwendolyn was already in the pool.

    Dorothy at Oak Knowe Evelyn Raymond
  • But soon the buzzing grew louder—as Gwendolyn's mother came into sight, shrouded, and scarcely discernible.

Word Origin and History for Gwendolyn

fem. proper name; the first element is Breton gwenn "white" (cf. Welsh gwyn, Old Irish find, Gaelic fionn, Gaulish vindo- "white, shining," literally "visible"), from nasalized form of PIE root *weid- "to see, know" (see vision).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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