frederic

Frederick

[fred-rik, -er-ik]
noun
1.
a city in central Maryland.
2.
Also, Frederic. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “peace” and “ruler.”
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Frederick
from Fr. Frédéric, from Ger. Friedrich, from O.H.G. Fridurih, from P.Gmc. *Frid-ric, lit. "peace-rule." Not a common name in medieval England, found mostly in the eastern counties.
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