Eric

[er-ik]
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noun

a male given name: ultimately from Germanic words meaning “one” and “ruler.”

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eric

eriach

noun

(in old Irish law) a fine paid by a murderer to the family of his victimCompare wergild

Word Origin for eric

C16: from Irish eiric
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Word Origin and History for eric

Eric

masc. proper name, from Old Norse Eirikr, literally "honored ruler," from Proto-Germanic *aiza- "honor" + *rik- "ruler" (see regal). The German form is Erich.

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