Cedric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Invented by Walter Scott for Ivanhoe, possibly misread for Cerdic, name of a Saxon king, anglicized from Welsh caredig (beloved). Alternatively Scott based Cedric on the Welsh name Cedrych (spectacular bounty).

Proper noun[edit]

Cedric

  1. A male given name.
    • 1820 Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 3:
      In a hall, the height of which was greatly disproportioned to its extreme length and width, a long oaken table, formed of planks rough-hewn from the forest, and which had scarcely received any polish, stood ready prepared for the evening meal of Cedric the Saxon.
    • 1886 Frances Hodgson Burnett, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Chapter 2:
      "It's Cedric Errol, Lord Fauntleroy," answered Cedric. "That's what Mr. Havisham called me. - - -

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