Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • FWIW eric (me) and Eric (someone else) are two different people.

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • FWIW eric (me) and Eric(someone else) are two different people.

    Making Light: Open thread 137

  • FOR ERIC MCLEAN:. but Eric is not really aware of some of the charges because we tried to protect -- I mean, he ` s in enough emotional bad shape as it is.

    CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2007

  • ERIC B.: Thank you very much. the show is called "Designing Blind," and you can and catch Eric in that show on A&E.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2006

  • NORMAN MCLEAN, FATHER OF JASON ERIC MCLEAN: And Eric loved his wife a lot.

    CNN Transcript Mar 19, 2007

  • I looked at the list and the name Eric Wiessman and Associates caught my eye.

    Cheech & Chong

  • Eric Miles, under the name Eric Anthony, had been involved in the Hawthorne case.

    The Mesa Conspiracy

  • Biben assails the Department of Motor Vehicles for failing to realize Williams had multiple suspensions under the alias "Eric Williams" - despite the fact that Williams used the same address for both his alias and his real name.

    NY Daily News

  • If the name "Eric Stein" rings a bell, it's likely because you saw him featured on

    Forbes.com: News

  • Even if you don't know the name Eric Carle, his work has probably made you smile.

    NPR Topics: News

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