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Hedwig

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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