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Gerald

[jer-uh ld] /ˈdʒɛr əld/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “rule.”.
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Word Origin and History for Gerald
Gerald
a name introduced by the Normans, from O.Fr. Giralt, from O.H.G. Gerwald, from P.Gmc. *girald "spear-ruler," from *ger "spear" + base of waltan "to rule" (cf. O.E. wealdan). The name was often confused with Gerard (q.v.).
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["Gerald: An Exceptional Lazy Functional Programming Language", A.C. Reeves et al, in Functional Programming, Glasgow 1989, K. Davis et al eds, Springer 1990].
(1995-01-10)

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