Edna

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See also: eDNA and Eðna

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew עֶדְנָה(pleasure; delight); a variant of Eden in the Book of Tobit.

In Ireland and Scotland it has been used as an anglicization of Eithne.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Edna

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1611 King James Version of the Bible: Tobit 10:12:
      Edna also said to Tobias, The Lord of heaven restore thee, my dear brother, and grant that I may see thy children of my daughter Sara before I die.
    • 1866 Augusta Jane Evans, St. Elmo, G. W. Dillingham 1866, page 54:
      'Edna', forsooth! No doubt her origin and morals are quite as apocryphal as her name.
    • 1990 Linda Barnes: Coyote, p.102:
      Conjure faces to go with these names: Edna and Joy. Then I'll tell you that Edna, who has a wicked serve, is our team beauty, and Joy is as plain and dour as they come.
  2. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, Texas, United States.
  3. A census-designated place in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the U.S.A. during the latter half of 19th century, in the U.K. in early 20th century.

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges:A Concise Dictionary of First Names.Oxford University Press 2001.

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edna

  1. a female given name

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Edna.


Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edna f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Edna: Ednuson
  • daughter of Edna: Ednudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Edna
Accusative Ednu
Dative Ednu
Genitive Ednu

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edna f

  1. A female given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Edna

Scots[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Edna

  1. A female given name derived from Eithne.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Edna, from Hebrew עֶדְנָה‎, a variant of Eden.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ed‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Edna

  1. A female given name from English.