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Winfred

[win-frid] /ˈwɪn frɪd/
noun
1.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “peaceful friend.”.
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  • But the knife never fell, for from the silent avenues of the dark forest came the good Saint Winfred and his people.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • How you will miss Roger—for it will be different, now, Winfred—it must be, you know.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • Saint Winfred dropped his axe, and turned to speak to the people.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • Winfred's French bringing up and the influence of a weakly affectionate mother have singularly warped his moral perception.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • You see Mother has just begun to to be nice to him, and we can't afford to lose her good-will, Winfred—we simply can't.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • Every day they inspected the progress made in the building of the ship which was to carry Prince Winfred to their shores.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • Winfred, as became a son of the sea, was clothed in a garb of emerald tone, embroidered with shells.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • As time went by Winfred grew silent, but each day he looked oftener at Christabel.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • Then Ulric told him the story of Winfred and Christabel, and described the scene which he had witnessed in the forest.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
Word Origin and History for Winfred

masc. proper name, from Old English Winfrið, literally "friend of peace," from wine "friend" (related to winnan "to strive, struggle, fight;" see win) + friðu "peace" (see free)

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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