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[rey-muh nd] /ˈreɪ mənd/
Henry Jarvis
[jahr-vis] /ˈdʒɑr vɪs/ (Show IPA),
1820–69, U.S. publicist: founder of The New York Times.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “counsel” and “protection.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The lines of the face were relaxed, and Raymond was sleeping peacefully.

    The Boy Artist. F.M. S.
  • That the vessel had slowed up, Lieutenant Raymond of course could not tell.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • Two more weary days of waiting passed, and then late one afternoon Raymond Latour came.

    The Light That Lures Percy Brebner
  • "Well, I suppose she would not be worked at all," replied Raymond, smiling.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • "I am entirely willing it should be known in the connection," said Captain Raymond.

Word Origin and History for Raymond

masc. proper name, from Old French Raimund, from Frankish *Raginmund "counsel-protection" or "might-protection," from ragin "counsel, might" + mund "hand, protection" (cf. Old High German munt, Old English mund, second element in Edmund, Sigismund, etc.), from PIE *man- "hand" (see manual (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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