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

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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.

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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