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[hil-duh-gahrd] /ˈhɪl dəˌgɑrd/
a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “battle” and “protector.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He wrote to hildegard as abbess of the Rupertsberg, and the letter is short and curt.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • In the eyes of hildegard there is no doubt as to their being altogether evil.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • In her reply to this letter hildegard admits Elisabeths power of prophecy.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • For her time and circumstance hildegard had seen a fair amount of the world.

  • So he made the journey to Bingen, and stayed four days with hildegard.

  • You cannot continue to howl over hildegard's memory for ever.

    The Benefactress Elizabeth Beauchamp
  • "They would be taken care of without her," hildegard interposed.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • "The physician from town has given him up," hildegard replied.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • "And the wayward Magelone would be vis--vis de rien," hildegard added.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • "Don't be so sure, my dear child," was hildegard's sneering reply.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
Word Origin and History for hildegard


fem. proper name, Old High German Hildegard, literally "protecting battle-maid;" for first element see Hilda; for second element see yard (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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