- a.d. 921?–946, English king 940–946.
Also Eadmund I.
or Eadmund II
- Ironside, a.d. c980–1016, English king 1016: defeated by Canute.
- a town in central Oklahoma.
- Also Ed·mund. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “protection.”
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Edmund is now 4, and is a giggly, sociable, nosy, occasionally impertinent boy.
This is true, but it indicates the other, more indirect cost of Edmund.
If Edmund has greater than $2,000 in assets to his name, he will not qualify for SSI benefits or Medicaid.
Even with all our advantages, however, Edmund is costly to us now and always will be.
If you have any doubt of my judgment, ask even Edmund Sparkler.'
Whether it would be more agreeable to Edmund than the army, remained to be seen.
Didn't I tell you, you dearest baby, that Edmund can't be trusted by himself?
For really it is not my marriage that is in question, half as much as it is Edmund's.'
On his mother saying, 'Edmund, we are quite ready; will you give me your arm?'
- Saint, also called Saint Edmund Rich. 1175–1240, English churchman: archbishop of Canterbury (1234–40). Feast day: Nov 16.
- ?922–946 ad, king of England (940–946)
- 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
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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