Hildegard

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Hildegard in the 19th century; ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *Hildigardu.

Proper noun[edit]

Hildegard

  1. A female given name from German

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-West Germanic *Hildigardu, from Proto-Germanic *hildiz (battle) +‎ *gardaz (enclosure), with the approximate meaning “battle protector”. The modern form is of West Germanic but not High German origin, as it does not show the characteristic High German shift of *d to t. Compare Old High German Hildigard, Hiltigart.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Hildegard

  1. A female given name from the West Germanic languages used since Middle Ages, best known for the 12th-century saint Hildegard of Bingen

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Hildegard
  • Polish: Hildegarda
  • Swedish: Hildegard

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hildegard c (genitive Hildegards)

  1. A female given name from German