l.h. oswald

Oswald

[oz-wawld]
noun
1.
Lee Harvey, 1939–63, designated by a presidential commission to be the lone assassin of John F. Kennedy.
2.
a male given name.
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Oswald (ˈɒzwəld)
 
n
1.  Lee Harvey. 1939--63, presumed assassin (1963) of US president John F. Kennedy; murdered by Jack Ruby two days later
2.  Saint. ?605--41 ad, king of Northumbria (634--41); with St Aidan he restored Christianity to the region. He was killed in battle by Penda of Mercia. Feast day: Aug 5

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Oswald
masc. proper name, from O.E. Osweald "god-power, god-ruler," from O.E. os "god" (only in personal names), from O.E. ansu- "spirit" (see Oscar).
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