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Roderick

[rod-uh-rik, rod-rik] /ˈrɒd ə rɪk, ˈrɒd rɪk/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “ruler.”.
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  • Contenting himself with this preface, Roderick began to read.

  • If Captain Anthony (Roderick) had been a pedestrian it would have been sufficient; but he was not.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • The mild Uncle Roderick turned upon her with a “What do you know about it, young lady?”

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • Naturally she addressed Anthony as Roderick and he addressed her as Flora.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • From this day the heart of Roderick was inflamed with a fatal passion.

  • It is quite true that I have been fond of Roderick Duncan, all my life.

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman
  • You may tell Roderick Duncan that you will deliver the goods!

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman
  • On the other hand, I shall be very glad when you are Roderick Duncan's wife.

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman
Word Origin and History for Roderick

also Roderic, masc. proper name, from Old High German Hroderich, literally "ruling in fame," from hruod- "fame, glory" + Proto-Germanic *rikja "rule" (see rich). Italian and Spanish Rodrigo, Russian Rurik are from German.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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