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[ee-dith] /ˈi dɪθ/
a female given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “war.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Edith must have partly understood, for she answered with a smile.

    A Missionary Twig Emma L. Burnett
  • "I don't want to have my brains knocked out," added Miss Edith.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Edith and Edith's religion had yet another protector in Mr. Griffeth.

  • I saw my cousin seated in the car by the side of Miss Edith.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Then she wandered along about something Ruth was to tell Edith's mother.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell
Word Origin and History for Edith

fem. proper name, Old English Eadgyð, from ead "wealth, prosperity, happiness" + guð "war." A fairly common name; it survived through the Middle Ages, probably on the popularity of St. Eadgyð of Wilton (962-84, abbess, daughter of King Edgar of England), fell from favor 16c., was revived in fashion 19c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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