- a female given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “war.”
Examples from the Web for edith
But Edith was rather tame compared to George Sitwell, her father.The Death of the English Eccentric
November 25, 2014
“Masters had connections with survivalists,” Grants Pass Daily Courier (PDF) reporter Edith Decker wrote in 2010.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
November 23, 2014
Edith Piaf mournfully lists her mistakes, allowing Front a rare punch-line: “So… you do have some regrets.”When Eva Braun Met Anna Nicole Smith
October 26, 2014
Waters was inspired by the case of Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters in 1922.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
Or go to Mougins and get a local realtor to tell you stories of Edith Piaf's haunted house.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic
September 15, 2014
He tried to swear Edith and me to secrecy, but we refused to be sworn.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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"Well—I'll consider Christopher's interests," Edith said, quietly.
"Till the dead bid me speak, I will be silent," answered Edith.The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")
Edith shook her head impatiently and went into her room, closing the door.
Edith said nothing; she brushed her hair with careful slowness.
Word Origin and History for edith
fem. proper name, Old English Eadgyð, from ead "wealth, prosperity, happiness" + guð "war." A fairly common name; it survived through the Middle Ages, probably on the popularity of St. Eadgyð of Wilton (962-84, abbess, daughter of King Edgar of England), fell from favor 16c., was revived in fashion 19c.