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Hugh

[hyoo or, often, yoo]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “heart, mind.”
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Can be confusedhew hue Hugh
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  • He was interrupted by the low but expressive "hugh" of Uncas.

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The two latter uttered their usual expressive exclamation, "hugh!"

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • To secure such power, Hugh, the conjurer, ate the flesh of eagles.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • At this, with one sweep of his sword, Hugh struck at the cat's paw.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • He was told that she was not well, for which Hugh said he was very sorry.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis


Word Origin and History for hugh

Hugh

masc. proper name, from Old North French Hugues, Old French Hue, from a Frankish name meaning "heart, mind," cf. Old High German Hugi, related to hugu "mind, soul, thought." Very popular after the Conquest (often in Latin form Hugo); the common form was Howe, the nickname form Hudd. Its popularity is attested by the more than 90 surnames formed from it, including Hughes, Howe, Hudson, Hewitt, Hutchins.

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