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Griffith

[grif-ith]
noun
1.
Arthur, 1872–1922, Irish nationalist leader: a founder of Sinn Fein.
2.
D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark) [wawrk] , 1875–1948, U.S. film director and producer.
3.
a town in NW Indiana.
4.
a male given name, form of Griffin.
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Griffith (ˈɡrɪfɪθ)
 
n
1.  Arthur. 1872--1922, Irish journalist and nationalist: founder of Sinn Féin (1905); president of the Free State assembly (1922)
2.  D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark). 1875--1948, US film director and producer. He introduced several cinematic techniques, including the flashback and the fade-out, in his masterpiece The Birth of a Nation (1915)

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Griffith
masc. proper name, from Welsh Gruffydd, probably from L. Rufus, from rufus "red."
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