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[ed-win] /ˈɛd wɪn/
Also, Eadwine. a.d. 585?–633, king of Northumbria 617–633.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “friend.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For Edwin disdained the employment of falsehood and disguise.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • The two earls in the north, Edwin and Morcar, are enemies of your house.

  • Edwin wants me to marry him; I told Lavinia, and she absolutely forbids it, saying I should rush upon misery.

    Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But I decided it would be a forgotten little-shot, name of Edwin Scott.

  • "Go away for awhile, Edwin, and then return; we shall want to see you again," said Jane.

British Dictionary definitions for Edwin


?585–633 ad, king of Northumbria (617–633) and overlord of all England except Kent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Edwin

masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-wine, literally "prosperity-friend."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Edwin in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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