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Hilda

[hil-duh] /ˈhɪl də/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”.
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  • After dinner Hilda went out of the open window into the garden alone.

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  • Hilda's attention was taken up by her plate, upon which, however, there was nothing.

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  • He met Hilda entering the open door with the letters in her hand.

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  • In a few minutes the door opened and Hilda entered the room.

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  • Have you not seen Christian since you went to see Mrs. Sender, Hilda?

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  • A pang of remorse came to Hilda as she touched her brother's strong arm.

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  • Near the little breakfast-table, just under the gas, stood Hilda Carew.

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Word Origin and History for Hilda

fem. proper name, German, literally "battle-maid," from fem. of Old High German hild "war, battle," from Proto-Germanic *hildiz "battle," from PIE *keldh-, from root *kel- "to strike, cut."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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