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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Alexander, from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, I defend) + ἀνδρ- (andr-), the stem of ἀνήρ (anḗr, man).

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Alexander

  1. A male given name, most famously held by Alexander the Great.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      : Act V, Scene I:
      Why may not imagination trace the noble dust of Alexander, till he find it stopping a bung-hole?
    • 1765 Laurence Sterne: Tristram Shandy, Book IV, Chapter 18:
      And for my own part, said my uncle Toby, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim - yet had my name been Alexander, I could have done no more at Namur than my duty.
    • 1985 Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist, ISBN 0-7011-2986-7, page 170:
      "My son's name is Alexander," Muriel said. "Did I tell you that? I named him Alexander because it sounded high-class.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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NounEdit

Alexander (plural Alexanders)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of alexander

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˌalɛˈksandɐ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: A‧le‧xan‧der

Proper nounEdit

Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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HungarianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlɛksɒndɛr]
  • Hyphenation: Ale‧xan‧der

Proper nounEdit

Alexander

  1. A male given name.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative Alexander Alexanderek
accusative Alexandert Alexandereket
dative Alexandernek Alexandereknek
instrumental Alexanderrel Alexanderekkel
causal-final Alexanderért Alexanderekért
translative Alexanderré Alexanderekké
terminative Alexanderig Alexanderekig
essive-formal Alexanderként Alexanderekként
essive-modal
inessive Alexanderben Alexanderekben
superessive Alexanderen Alexandereken
adessive Alexandernél Alexandereknél
illative Alexanderbe Alexanderekbe
sublative Alexanderre Alexanderekre
allative Alexanderhez Alexanderekhez
elative Alexanderből Alexanderekből
delative Alexanderről Alexanderekről
ablative Alexandertől Alexanderektől
Possessive forms of Alexander
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Alexanderem Alexandereim
2nd person sing. Alexandered Alexandereid
3rd person sing. Alexandere Alexanderei
1st person plural Alexanderünk Alexandereink
2nd person plural Alexanderetek Alexandereitek
3rd person plural Alexanderük Alexandereik

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːlɛksantɛ(ː)r/

Proper nounEdit

Alexander m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléxandros), from ἀλέξω (aléxō, I defend) + ἀνδρός (andrós), genitive of ἀνήρ (anḗr, man).

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Proper nounEdit

Alexander m (genitive Alexandrī); second declension

  1. A masculine praenomen.

DeclensionEdit

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Alexander Alexandrī
genitive Alexandrī Alexandrōrum
dative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
accusative Alexandrum Alexandrōs
ablative Alexandrō Alexandrīs
vocative Alexander1 Alexandrī

1May also be Alexandre.

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NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alexander

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Alexander.

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ReferencesEdit

  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 615 males with the given name Alexander living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alexander

  1. A male given name

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SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Alexander m (genitive Alexandra, nominative plural Alexandrovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name.

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Further readingEdit

  • Alexander in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with English Alexander. First recorded in Sweden (Scania) in 1201.

Proper nounEdit

Alexander c (genitive Alexanders)

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 70 150 males with the given name Alexander living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.