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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Joyce, James 1882-1941. Irish writer whose literary innovations have had a profound influence on modern fiction. His works include Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939).

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  • proper n. An English and Irish patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A female given name, associated by folk etymology with joy and rejoice.

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  • n. influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941)

Etymologies

Medieval English given name from Old French Josse, name of a seventh century saint Latinized as Jodocus, from Breton Iodoc, diminutive of iudh ("lord"). (Wiktionary)

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