e. of the west saxons godwin
Gail, born 1937, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
her husband, William, 1756–1836, English political philosopher, novelist, and essayist.
a male given name
: from an Old English word
meaning “good friend.”
World English Dictionary
|Godwin (ˈɡɒdwɪn) |
|1. ||died 1053, Earl of Wessex. He was chief adviser to Canute and Edward the Confessor. His son succeeded Edward to the throne as Harold II|
|2. ||Mary. See (Mary) Wollstonecraft |
|3. ||William. 1756--1836, British political philospher and novelist. In An Enquiry concerning Political Justice (1793), he rejected government and social institutions, including marriage. His views greatly influenced English romantic writers|
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source