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- proper n. A male given name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pecuniary fine formerly paid in Ireland by one guilty of murder to the family of the murdered person.
From Old Norse Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei ("always, eternal"), less likely from einn ("sole, alone") + ríkr ("ruler") (cognate to Latin rex and Celtic -rix). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest. (Wiktionary)