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[mawr-tuh-mer] /ˈmɔr tə mər/
Roger de
[duh] /də/ (Show IPA),
8th Baron of Wigmore
[wig-mawr,, -mohr] /ˈwɪgˌmɔr,, -ˌmoʊr/ (Show IPA),
and 1st Earl of March, 1287–1330, English rebel leader: paramour of Isabella, queen of Edward II of England.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Mortimer hastened to her relief, but she shrank from his touch.

  • There was such a tone of doubt in the Trainer's voice that even Mortimer noticed it.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • It seemed to him, in these weeks following the death of "Mortimer Stant," that his career was already over.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • "But he's grateful when he's kindly treated," commented Mortimer.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • And after a moment he swung on his broad heels to continue his search for Mrs. Mortimer.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for Mortimer


Sir John (Clifford). 1923–2009, British barrister, playwright, and novelist, best known for the television series featuring the barrister Horace Rumpole. His novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and The Sound of Trumpets (1998)
Roger de, 8th Baron of Wigmore and 1st Earl of March. 1287–1330, lover of Isabella, the wife of Edward II of England: they invaded England in 1326 and compelled the king to abdicate in favour of his son, Edward III; executed
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Word Origin and History for Mortimer

masc. proper name and surname, from Mortemer, name of a place in Normandy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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