Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia.

Etymologies

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Old Norse Helga ("holy"), a pre-Christian term, feminine form of Helgi.

Examples

  • But after ten days had passed with the three of us alone in our Atlanta apartment,   it was obvious Julie wasn't going to be able to walk the talk, so Heather called Helga over in Texas, who drove her dilapidated Ford truck through the night to collect us in Atlanta the very next day.

    Bootstraps

  • The kittens, gray tabbies, both male, we got from a German woman we called Helga, the Cat Nazi, and my daughter named them Spot and Stripe.

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

  • So I called Helga in a moment of weakness, and she’s at this club that citysearch says is cool.

    chicagojo Diary Entry

  • She was called Helga, she answered, and she lived near by.

    The Crimson Fairy Book

  • "I am called Helga, Gilli's daughter," the shield-maiden answered, with just an edge of bitterness on the last words.

    The Thrall of Leif the Lucky

  • She was called Helga; but this name was too soft for one with such dispositions as that lovely creature had.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland

  • The list of suspects grows - Backer's boss, an ice-cold Swiss woman called Helga, an elusive far-eastern prince with a taste for American women, and an eccentric aristocratic woman with an axe to grind with her crippled cuckold husband.

    London Free Press

  • No, we don't all eat sausage every day no, not every woman is called Helga or Heidi.

    Toledo Newspaper

  • Best known for his iconic 1948 painting "Christina's World," a back view of a woman dragging herself through a field, Andrew Wyeth would seem merely a competent painter if judged by the few really good things in this show -- there are no examples of the "Helga" or "Christina" series.

    A Curious Family Show of American Art

  • In 1986, an American collector spent $6 million ([euro] 4.9 million) for 240 paintings of a strapping blonde called "Helga," in the nude and clothed, who was hitherto unknown to the world -- including to Wyeth's wife, Betsy.

    A Curious Family Show of American Art

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