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Margaret

[ mahr-guh-rit, -grit ]
/ ˈmɑr gə rɪt, -grɪt /
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noun

a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “pearl.”

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Margaret
/ (ˈmɑːɡrət) /

noun

called the Maid of Norway. ?1282–90, queen of Scotland (1286–90); daughter of Eric II of Norway. Her death while sailing to England to marry the future Edward II led Edward I to declare dominion over Scotland
1353–1412, queen of Sweden (1388–1412) and regent of Norway and Denmark (1380–1412), who united the three countries under her rule
Princess. 1930–2002, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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