Hyacinth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Hyacinthus, a saint's name from the name of an Ancient Greek Ὑάκινθος (Huákinthos), a mythological character .

Proper noun[edit]

Hyacinth

  1. Alternative form of Hyacinthus
  2. (rare) A male given name.
  3. A female given name. One of the less common flower names used since the 19th century.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1866 Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters, Chapter 10:
    "Cynthia seems to me such an out-of-the-way name, only fit for poetry, not for daily use."
    "It is mine," said Mrs Kirkpatrick, in a plaintive tone of reproach. "I was christened Hyacinth, and her poor father would have her called after me. I'm sorry if you don't like it."
    - - -
    "Yes; Hyacinth! It's the silliest name I've ever heard of; but it's hers, and I must call her by it."

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