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[rey-muh nd]
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  1. Henry Jar·vis [jahr-vis] /ˈdʒɑr vɪs/, 1820–69, U.S. publicist: founder of The New York Times.
  2. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “counsel” and “protection.”
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masc. proper name, from Old French Raimund, from Frankish *Raginmund "counsel-protection" or "might-protection," from ragin "counsel, might" + mund "hand, protection" (cf. Old High German munt, Old English mund, second element in Edmund, Sigismund, etc.), from PIE *man- "hand" (see manual (adj.)).

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