Ernest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed in the 18th century from Ernst, a medieval royal name in Germany, from Old High German ernust "vigor, strife", only remotely related to modern German ernst or English earnest.

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Ernest

  1. A male given name; popular in the 19th century.
    • 1895 Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest:
      GWENDOLEN. --, and my ideal has always been to love someone in the name of Ernest. There is something in that name that inspires absolute confidence.
    • 1980 P.D.James: Innocent Blood:
      "What's his name, your boyfriend?" "Ernest. Ernest Hemingway." The name was received in disparaging silence. Marlene said: "You wouldn't get me going out with a feller called Ernest. My granddad was Ernest."
  2. A surname​.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Ernest m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Ernest

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest

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Etymology[edit]

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Ernest m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Ernest m (genitive Ernesta, nominative plural Ernestovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ernest in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk