Edwin

[ed-win]
noun
  1. Also Eadwine. a.d. 585?–633, king of Northumbria 617–633.
  2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “friend.”
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Historical Examples of edwin

  • On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The goblin immediately vanished; and Edwin was left in solitude.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • The solemn stilness of the scene for a moment hushed the sorrows of Edwin into oblivion.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Edwin and Imogen, as they had come, so they returned together.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • The delusive pleasures that follow in the train of dark-browed night, all told of Edwin.

    Imogen

    William Godwin


British Dictionary definitions for edwin

Edwin

noun
  1. ?585–633 ad, king of Northumbria (617–633) and overlord of all England except Kent
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Word Origin and History for edwin

Edwin

masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-wine, literally "prosperity-friend."

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