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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710-1796)

Etymologies

A surname from Old English, from a byname rēad ("red"); also a habitational name from hreod ("reeds") and rēod ("cleared land"). (Wiktionary)

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