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Ludwig

[luhd-wig, loo d-vig, -wig; German loot-vikh, lood-] /ˈlʌd wɪg, ˈlʊd vɪg, -wɪg; German ˈlut vɪx, ˈlud-/
noun
1.
Emil
[ey-meel] /ˈeɪ mil/ (Show IPA),
(Emil Cohn) 1881–1948, German biographer.
2.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”.

Ludwig II

noun
1.
German name of Louis II.
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  • Ludwig set off first; my deer gave a startling leap, dashed around the corner of the house, and made down the hill.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • Ludwig, beloved of my soul, why should people fight each other?

  • Ludwig Meyer von Knonau, a country magnate, was a poet and a painter, and wrote "Fables."

  • "But I never saw the boy in better health," replied Sir Ludwig.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Still, so far as personal appearance goes, Ludwig himself was no Adonis.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
Word Origin and History for Ludwig

masc. proper name, from Old High German hlud(o)wig, literally "famous in war," from Proto-Germanic *hluda- "heard of, famous" (see loud) + *wiga "war." Cf. Louis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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