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Word Origin and History for hedwig

Hedwig

fem. proper name, German, from Old High German Haduwig, a compound of two words both of which mean "strife, struggle."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • The Princess Hedwig had been blushing uncomfortably, but now she paled.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • She can never forgive him for keeping the throne from Hedwig.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • But, as the horses were led out, and he helped Hedwig to her saddle, he brightened.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Karl of Karnia had, unofficially, proposed for the Princess Hedwig.

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  • Hedwig looked at the governess, and lost some of her bright color.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart