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  • proper n. A male given name.

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A royal name in Sweden, traditionally explained (even by Gustav I Vasa himself) as Swedish göt + staf "staff (=support) of the Geats (southern Swedes)". But there is no such name in Old Norse and Gustav is more probably a Swedish rendering of old (north-western) Slavic Gostislav, Slavonic gost' "guest" + slava "glory".

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