Bridget

[ brij-it ]
/ ˈbrɪdʒ ɪt /
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noun

Saint. Brigid, Saint.
a female given name.

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Bridget

/ (ˈbrɪdʒɪt) /

noun Saint Bridget

Also: Bride, Brigid 453–523 ad, Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: Feb 1
Also: Birgitta ?1303-73, Swedish nun and visionary; patron saint of Sweden. Feast day: July 23
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Word Origin and History for bridget

Bridget

fem. proper name, from Irish Brighid, fire goddess, from brigh "strength," from Celtic *brig-o-, from PIE *bhrgh-nt- "high, mighty," from root *bhrgh- "high" (see borough).

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