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Hilda

[hil-duh]
noun
  1. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”
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  • In a few minutes the door opened and Hilda entered the room.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Have you not seen Christian since you went to see Mrs. Sender, Hilda?

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • A pang of remorse came to Hilda as she touched her brother's strong arm.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • After dinner Hilda went out of the open window into the garden alone.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Hilda's attention was taken up by her plate, upon which, however, there was nothing.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman


Word Origin and History for hilda

Hilda

fem. proper name, German, literally "battle-maid," from fem. of Old High German hild "war, battle," from Proto-Germanic *hildiz "battle," from PIE *keldh-, from root *kel- "to strike, cut."

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