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  • proper n. A village in Derbyshire, famous for the legend of the Sheldon duck.
  • proper n. A habitational surname from the placename.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

Old English scylf ("shelf") + dūn ("hill") or denu ("valley"). (Wiktionary)

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