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Bridget

[brij-it] /ˈbrɪdʒ ɪt/
noun
1.
Saint, Brigid, Saint.
2.
a female given name.
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Bridget

/ˈbrɪdʒɪt/
noun Saint Bridget
1.
Also Bride, Brigid. 453–523 ad, Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: Feb 1
2.
Also Birgitta. ?1303-73, Swedish nun and visionary; patron saint of Sweden. Feast day: July 23
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Word Origin and History for Bridget

fem. proper name, from Irish Brighid, fire goddess, from brigh "strength," from Celtic *brig-o-, from PIE *bhrgh-nt- "high, mighty," from root *bhrgh- "high" (see borough).

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