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  • proper n. A male given name.

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French form of Swedish royal name Gustav, traditionally explained ( even by King Gustav I Vasa himself) as Swedish göt+staf "staff of the Geats ( southern Swedes )". But there is no such name in Old Norse and Gustav is more probably a Swedish rendering of Old Polish Gostislav, Slavonic gost' "guest" + slava "glory".

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