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Ludwig

[luhd-wig, loo d-vig, -wig; German loot-vikh, lood-]
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  1. E·mil [ey-meel] /ˈeɪ mil/, Emil Cohn, 1881–1948, German biographer.
  2. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”
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Ludwig II

noun
  1. German name of Louis II.
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Ludwig

masc. proper name, from Old High German hlud(o)wig, literally "famous in war," from Proto-Germanic *hluda- "heard of, famous" (see loud) + *wiga "war." Cf. Louis.

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