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Gwendolyn

[ gwen-dl-in ]
/ ˈgwɛn dl ɪn /
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noun

a female given name: from a Welsh word meaning “white.”
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Gwendolyn


fem. proper name; the first element is Breton gwenn "white" (cf. Welsh gwyn, Old Irish find, Gaelic fionn, Gaulish vindo- "white, shining," literally "visible"), from nasalized form of PIE root *weid- "to see, know" (see vision).

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