Archibald

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French Archaunbault, from Old High German Erchanbald, from Proto-Germanic *Erknabalþaz, a construction of *erknaz (pure, holy, genuine, precious) +‎ *balþaz (strong, bold)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑː(ɹ).tʃɪ.bɔːld/, /ˈɑː(ɹ).tʃɪ.bəld/

Proper noun[edit]

Archibald

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

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Quotations[edit]

  • 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, Act 1, Scene 1 :
    On Holy-rood day, the gallant Hotspur there
    Young Harry Percy, and brave Archibald,
    That ever-valiant and approved Scot,
    At Holmedon met.

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