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Edwin

[ed-win] /ˈɛd wɪn/
noun
1.
Also, Eadwine. a.d. 585?–633, king of Northumbria 617–633.
2.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “friend.”.
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Edwin

/ˈɛdwɪn/
noun
1.
?585–633 ad, king of Northumbria (617–633) and overlord of all England except Kent
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Word Origin and History for Edwin

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

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Encyclopedia Article for Edwin

Anglo-Saxon king of Northumbria from 616 to 633. He was the most powerful English ruler of his day and the first Christian king of Northumbria.

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