Edgar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English Ēadgār, the name of early English kings, from Old English ēad (rich) + gār (spear).

Proper noun[edit]

Edgar

  1. A male given name.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Lear, Act II: Scene 1:
      What? did my father's godson seek your life? He whom my father nam'd? your Edgar?
    • 2000 Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin, Random House, ISBN 0385720955, page 62:
      My father was the eldest of three sons, each of whom was given Adelia's idea of a high-toned name: Norval and Edgar and Percival, Arthurian revival with a hint of Wagner.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edgar

  1. A male given name, cognate to the English Edgar.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edgar

  1. A male given name, cognate to the English Edgar.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛt.xɑr/
  • Hyphenation: Ed‧gar

Proper noun[edit]

Edgar

  1. A male given name, cognate to the English Edgar.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛt.gaːɐ̯/, [ˈʔɛt.ɡ̊aːɐ̯]
  • Hyphenation: Ed‧gar[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Edgar

  1. A male given name,[1] cognate to the English Edgar.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Edgar

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edgar

  1. A male given name, cognate to the English Edgar.