Maidstone

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English medestan, meddestane from earlier mægdan stane ‎(the maidens' stone, the people's stone). Ultimately from Old English mægden +‎ stan or mægð +‎ stan which are equivalent to maid(en) + stone. Compare Folkestone and Chiddingstone.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /'meɪdstəʊn/, /'meɪdstən/

Proper noun[edit]

Maidstone

  1. The county town of Kent; located on the River Medway

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