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  • proper n. A male given name, always rather rare.
  • proper n. Cosmopolitan magazine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in some words of Greek origin, meaning ‘the world’ or ‘the universe.’

Etymologies

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Borrowed by Scotland from Italy in the 18th century. An Italian variant of Cosimo, from the name Cosmas of a saint (martyred with his brother Damian in the fourth century), from Ancient Greek κόσμος (kosmos, "order, ordered universe").

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