Definitions

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  • proper n. A matronymic surname.
  • proper n. A female given name of modern usage, transferred back from the surname.

Etymologies

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From the name of a 7th century English female saint Kyneburga or Cyneburh, Old English cyne ("royal") + burh ("fortress").

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