Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From Hebrew meaning "pleasure" or "delight"; a variant of Eden in the apocryphal Book of Tobit. In Ireland and Scotland it has been used as an anglicization of Goidelic Eithne.

Examples

  • Now I'm remembering hot spring days in Edna picking dewberries on my grandma's land and then helping her make dewberry jelly and cobbbler.

    Dewberry cobbler is your reward | Homesick Texan

  • If you were in Edna and Prakash's place, how would you feel about Frank's interest in Ramesh?

    The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar: Questions

  • Although Edna is my first and holds a special place in my heart, I do plan to cheat on her many times over and hopefully will flirt with SS Hilyada (thousand) before I leave.

    Peace Corps Bulgaria: My Beautiful Bulgarian Spreadsheet

  • Although Edna is my first and holds a special place in my heart, I do plan to cheat on her many times over and hopefully will flirt with SS Hilyada (thousand) before I leave.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • There's a feeling of abundance and deep appreciation for what they have that is beautifully conveyed in Edna Lewis's writing.

    Like a lullaby

  • “Did you know a woman by the name of Edna Wilcox?”

    Rain Gods

  • “Did you know a woman by the name of Edna Wilcox?”

    Rain Gods

  • “Did you know a woman by the name of Edna Wilcox?”

    Rain Gods

  • Edna is a world-famous, fantastically-wealthy fashion designer who created the original superhero leotards, and boy is she a hoot.

    The Incredibles

  • Tom, and he called her Edna, though in this particular respect Tom was not privileged more than any of the other fellows.

    Adventures in Many Lands

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