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Edmund I

noun
  1. a.d. 921?–946, English king 940–946.
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Also Eadmund I.

Edmund II

or Eadmund II

noun
  1. Ironside, a.d. c980–1016, English king 1016: defeated by Canute.
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Edmond

[ed-muh nd]
noun
  1. a town in central Oklahoma.
  2. Also Ed·mund. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “protection.”
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Contemporary Examples of edmund

Historical Examples of edmund

  • If you have any doubt of my judgment, ask even Edmund Sparkler.'

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • On his mother saying, 'Edmund, we are quite ready; will you give me your arm?'

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Whether it would be more agreeable to Edmund than the army, remained to be seen.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • She had been surprised at first, because she had not thought Edmund a marrying man.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • Didn't I tell you, you dearest baby, that Edmund can't be trusted by himself?

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens


British Dictionary definitions for edmund

Edmund

noun
  1. Saint, also called Saint Edmund Rich. 1175–1240, English churchman: archbishop of Canterbury (1234–40). Feast day: Nov 16.
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Edmund I

noun
  1. ?922–946 ad, king of England (940–946)
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Edmund II

noun
  1. called Edmund Ironside. ?980–1016, king of England in 1016. His succession was contested by Canute and they divided the kingdom between them
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Word Origin and History for edmund

Edmund

masc. proper name, Old English Eadmund, literally "prosperity-protector." The second element is related to Latin manus "hand," from PIE *man- "hand" (see manual (adj.)).

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