- Vere Gordon [veer] /vɪər/, 1892–1957, English anthropologist, archaeologist, and writer; born in Australia.
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- archaic a young man of noble birth
Word Origin for childe
C13: variant of child
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"youth of gentle birth," used as a kind of title, late Old English, variant spelling of child (q.v.).
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