Alexander

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English[edit]

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος ‎(Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω ‎(aléxō, I defend) + ἀνδρός ‎(andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ ‎(anḗr, man).

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: Act V, Scene I:
      Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
    • 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 18:
      And for my own part, said my uncle Toby, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim - yet had my name been Alexander, I could have done no more at Namur than my duty.
    • 1985 Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist, ISBN 0-7011-2986-7, page 170:
      "My son's name is Alexander," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him Alexander because it sounded high-class.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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Noun[edit]

Alexander ‎(plural Alexanders)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of alexander

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌalɛˈksandɐ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: A‧le‧xan‧der

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒlɛksɒndɛr/
  • Hyphenation: Ale‧xan‧der

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander

  1. A male given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Alexander Alexanderek
accusative Alexandert Alexandereket
dative Alexandernek Alexandereknek
instrumental Alexanderrel Alexanderekkel
causal-final Alexanderért Alexanderekért
translative Alexanderré Alexanderekké
terminative Alexanderig Alexanderekig
essive-formal Alexanderként Alexanderekként
essive-modal
inessive Alexanderben Alexanderekben
superessive Alexanderen Alexandereken
adessive Alexandernél Alexandereknél
illative Alexanderbe Alexanderekbe
sublative Alexanderre Alexanderekre
allative Alexanderhez Alexanderekhez
elative Alexanderből Alexanderekből
delative Alexanderről Alexanderekről
ablative Alexandertől Alexanderektől
Possessive forms of Alexander
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Alexanderem Alexandereim
2nd person sing. Alexandered Alexandereid
3rd person sing. Alexandere Alexanderei
1st person plural Alexanderünk Alexandereink
2nd person plural Alexanderetek Alexandereitek
3rd person plural Alexanderük Alexandereik

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːlɛksantɛ(ː)r/

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Alexander m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος ‎(Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω ‎(aléxō, I defend) + ἀνδρός ‎(andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ ‎(anḗr, man).

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Alexander m ‎(genitive Alexandrī); second declension

  1. A masculine praenomen.

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Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Alexander Alexandrī
genitive Alexandrī Alexandrōrum
dative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
accusative Alexandrum Alexandrōs
ablative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
vocative Alexander1 Alexandrī

1May also be Alexandre.

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Norwegian[edit]

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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References[edit]

  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 615 males with the given name Alexander living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Scots[edit]

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Alexander

  1. A male given name

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Slovak[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alexander m

  1. A male given name.

External links[edit]

  • Alexander in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English Alexander. First recorded in Sweden (Scania) in 1201.

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Alexander

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 70 150 males with the given name Alexander living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.