fem. proper name, German, from Old High German Haduwig, a compound of two words both of which mean "strife, struggle."
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Contemporary Examples of hedwig
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris in fishnets, high heels, and glitter could be a great gag.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014
December 31, 2014
Hedwig calls on me to have a much more expansive energy—not so interior.
People who have only seen you in Six Feet Under and Dexter are going to be very surprised to see you as Hedwig.
One can only hope that the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch plans something like this next.Viral Video of the Day: 'Lion King' Cast Takes Broadway to Subway
August 8, 2014
For Best Actor in a Musical, Neil Patrick Harris seems like a slam dunk for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.A Tony Voter on Bryan Cranston’s Overrated LBJ, Neil Patrick Harris’s Underwhelming Hedwig
June 4, 2014
Historical Examples of hedwig
The Princess Hedwig had been blushing uncomfortably, but now she paled.
She can never forgive him for keeping the throne from Hedwig.
But, as the horses were led out, and he helped Hedwig to her saddle, he brightened.
Karl of Karnia had, unofficially, proposed for the Princess Hedwig.
Hedwig looked at the governess, and lost some of her bright color.