from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name.
  • interj. Expressing regret at a loss of former glory or high standards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Hebrew name (see etym.) used allusively in various connections, especially in the phrase to say Ichabod (to or of a thing), implying that its glory has departed.


Hebrew l-kavod (אִיכָבוֹד) ‘without honor’; alluding to 1 Samuel 4:21, where Eli’s daughter-in-law names her child Ichabod, saying ‘The glory is departed from Israel.’ (Wiktionary)



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