Matilda

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English[edit]

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From Middle English Matilda, from Old French Mathilde, from Old High German Mahthilt, from Old High German maht, meht (might) + hild, hilta (battle); compare German Mechthild, Old English Mæþhild (Matilda).

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Matilda

  1. A female given name from the Germanic languages.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, book III, canto III, stanza 13:
      But wondrously begotten, and begonne / By false illusion of a guilefull Spright, / On a faire Ladie Nonne, that whilome hight / Matilda, daughter to Pubidius, []
    • 1844 George Payne Rainsford James, Rose D'Albret, Or, Troublous Times, a Romance, Harper [1844) page 20:
      Countess of Laussitz - Matilda, too, by the mark! A good name, a marvellous good name, is not, Algernon? Musical, pretty, soft, smoothing, loveable. - - - many a fair prospect is spoiled by the mistake in the name. Call Matilda Joan, or Louisa Deborah, and you are ruined forever!
    • 1990 Alice Munro, Friend of My Youth.Stories, →ISBN, page 187:
      At one time Joan invented other names for her. 'Matilda' brought to mind dingy curtains, gray tent flaps, a slack-skinned old woman. How about Sharon? Lilliane? Elizabeth? Then, Joan didn't know how, the name Matilda became transformed. It started shining like silver. The "il" in it was silver. But not metallic. In Joan's mind the name gleamed now like a fold of satin.

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Matilda (plural Matildas)

  1. (UK, army, historical) Either of two British infantry tanks in use during World War II, the Infantry Tank Mark I or Infantry Tank Mark II.
  2. (Australia, historical) A swag or bluey carried by a swagman or swagwoman.
    • 1895, Banjo Paterson (lyrics), “Waltzing Matilda”‎[1]:
      Oh there once was a swagman camped in the billabong,
      Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
      And he sang as he looked at the old billy boiling,
      'Who'll come a'waltzing Matilda, with me.'

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Faroese[edit]

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Matilda f

  1. A female given name

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Matronymics

  • son of Matilda: Matilduson
  • daughter of Matilda: Matildudóttir

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Matilda
Accusative Matilda
Dative Matilda
Genitive Matildu

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑtildɑ/, [ˈmɑt̪ildɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑtildɑ
  • Syllabification: Ma‧til‧da

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Matilda

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Matilda.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Matilda (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Matilda Matildat
genitive Matildan Matildojen
partitive Matildaa Matildoja
illative Matildaan Matildoihin
singular plural
nominative Matilda Matildat
accusative nom. Matilda Matildat
gen. Matildan
genitive Matildan Matildojen
Matildainrare
partitive Matildaa Matildoja
inessive Matildassa Matildoissa
elative Matildasta Matildoista
illative Matildaan Matildoihin
adessive Matildalla Matildoilla
ablative Matildalta Matildoilta
allative Matildalle Matildoille
essive Matildana Matildoina
translative Matildaksi Matildoiksi
instructive Matildoin
abessive Matildatta Matildoitta
comitative Matildoineen
Possessive forms of Matilda (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Matildani Matildamme
2nd person Matildasi Matildanne
3rd person Matildansa

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Etymology[edit]

Old French Mathilde, from Old High German maht, meht (might) + hild, hilta (battle).

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Matilda f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Matilda

Slovak[edit]

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Matilda f (genitive Matildy, nominative plural Matildy, declension pattern of žena)

  1. A female given name.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Matilda in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

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Matilda c (genitive Matildas)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Matilda.

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