Hilda

[ hil-duh ]
/ ˈhɪl də /
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noun

a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “maid of battle.”
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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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