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Enid

[ee-nid] /ˈi nɪd/
noun
1.
a city in N Oklahoma.
2.
Arthurian Romance. the constant and patient wife of Sir Geraint in The Mabinogion and in Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
3.
a female given name.
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Enid

/ˈiːnɪd/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) the faithful wife of Geraint
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Word Origin and History for Enid

fem. proper name, from Middle Welsh eneit, "purity," literally "soul," from PIE *ane-tyo-, from root *ane- "to breathe" (see animus).

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Encyclopedia Article for Enid

city, seat (1907) of Garfield county, north-central Oklahoma, U.S. Located at a watering place on the Chisholm Trail and reached by the Rock Island Railroad in 1889, it was founded overnight as a tent city around a U.S. land office when the Cherokee Strip was opened to settlers on September 16, 1893. Tents and shacks quickly gave way to frame houses and business establishments. The settlement was supposedly named for the character Enid in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. Enid subsequently became the commercial and cultural centre of northwestern Oklahoma. Wheat, cattle, and oil are its principal economic resources. Industries include flour and grain milling, meat processing, dairying, oil refining, salt and ammonia production, and the manufacture of oil-field equipment. Enid's Phillips University, founded in 1906 as Oklahoma Christian University, closed in 1998; its campus was purchased by Northern Oklahoma College (established 1901 in Tonkawa), which offers associate degrees in arts, science, and applied science. Vance Air Force Base is nearby. Inc. 1894. Pop. (1990) city, 45,309; Enid MSA, 56,735; (2000) city, 47,045; Enid MSA, 57,813.

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