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[don-ld] /ˈdɒn ld/
a male given name: from Celtic words meaning “world” and “power.”. Unabridged
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  • The game has been located, and Sir Donald can investigate at leisure.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Donald, I have done everything in the world I could to save your life!

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • "If the tongue isn't to talk with, it isn't to tell a lie with," added Donald.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • Black Donald seized them as a famished wolf might seize his prey.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • She hesitated, then asked abruptly, "Who is Mr. Donald Estey, please?"

    The Road to Understanding Eleanor H. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for Donald


?1031–1100, king of Scotland (1093–94; 1094–97)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Donald

surname, from 13c. Scottish Dofnald, Dufenald, probably from Gaelic Domhnall, Old Irish Domnall (pronounced "Dovnall"), from Proto-Celtic *Dubno-valos "world-mighty, ruler of the world," from *walos "ruler" + PIE *dheub- (see deep (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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