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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Nola, near Naples, in Italy; especially noting the numerous Greek vases found in excavations at that locality.

Etymologies

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Anglicized from Irish Gaelic Ó Nualláin "descendant of Nuallán", diminutive of nuall ("chariot-fighter, champion").

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