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or Hil·de·gard

  1. a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “battle” and “protector.”
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Examples from the Web for hildegard

Historical Examples of hildegard

  • In the eyes of Hildegard there is no doubt as to their being altogether evil.

    Woman under Monasticism

    Lina Eckenstein

  • He wrote to Hildegard as abbess of the Rupertsberg, and the letter is short and curt.

  • In her reply to this letter Hildegard admits Elisabeths power of prophecy.

  • For her time and circumstance Hildegard had seen a fair amount of the world.

  • So he made the journey to Bingen, and stayed four days with Hildegard.

Word Origin and History for hildegard


fem. proper name, Old High German Hildegard, literally "protecting battle-maid;" for first element see Hilda; for second element see yard (n.1).

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