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

  • Wilbur, Richard Purdy Born 1921. American poet whose works, including Things of This World (1956), adhere to formal conventions of rhyme and meter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


From an Old English female given name Wilburh, from wil ("will") + burh ("fortress"). (Wiktionary)



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