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Eustace

[yoo-stuh s]
noun
  1. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “steadfast.”
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Examples from the Web for eustace

Historical Examples

  • Primrose is now almost a young lady, and, Eustace tells me, is just as saucy as ever.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Put your arms round Eustace's neck,—your own Eustace that's so fond of you.

  • The one is that they should journey to La Rochelle, in charge of yourself and Eustace.

  • If not, you and Eustace must start back with them, travelling slowly.

  • "We may as well do it at once, Monsieur Philip," Eustace said.


Word Origin and History for eustace

Eustace

masc. proper name, from Old French Eustace (Modern French Eustache), from Latin Eustachius, probably from Greek eustakhos "fruitful," from eu "well" (see eu-) + stakhys "ear (of grain);" see spike (n.1).

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