Ludwig

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ludwig, which see for more information.

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Proper noun[edit]

Ludwig (plural Ludwigs)

  1. A male given name.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *Hlūtwīg.

The first element is (h)lūt (famed; loud) (whence modern German laut), from Proto-Germanic hlūda(z), hlūþa(z)[1] (whence also English loud), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlew- (to hear).

The second element is wīg (battle, strife).[1]

The name is attested as Ludhuwīg in the Straßburger Eide of 842 (where it contrasts with Old French Lodhuuig and Latin Lodhuuic), and as Hludwig in the Rhine Franconian Old High German of the Ludwigslied of 881 (where it contrasts with the Latin Hluduicus). It is cognate to Dutch Lodewijk, French Louis and Clovis, and English Lewis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ludwig m (genitive Ludwigs)

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jöchum-Godglück, Linseis, Potthast, Saßenscheidt, and Schorr, Im Spannungsfeld der Religionen, in Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter page 203