Edwin

[ed-win]
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noun

Also Eadwine. a.d. 585?–633, king of Northumbria 617–633.
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

  • Of all the sons of the plain, the bravest, and the most comely, was Edwin.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Edwin and Imogen had been united in the sports of earliest infancy.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Such were the thoughts of Edwin; and till now Edwin had always expressed his thoughts.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Edwin had received from nature the gift of an honest and artless eloquence.

    Imogen

    William Godwin


British Dictionary definitions for edwin

Edwin

noun

?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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