See also: EDGAR and Édgar

English edit

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Etymology edit

From Old English Ēadgār, the name of early English kings, from Old English ēad (rich) + gār (spear). Compare Icelandic Auðgeir.

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Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛdɡɚ/
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Proper noun edit

Edgar

  1. A male given name from Old English.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i]:
      What? did my father's godson seek your life? He whom my father nam'd? your Edgar?
    • 2000, Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin, Random House, →ISBN, page 62:
      My father was the eldest of three sons, each of whom was given Adelia's idea of a high-toned name: Norval and Edgar and Percival, Arthurian revival with a hint of Wagner.
  2. A surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A township and unincorporated community therein, in Edgar County, Illinois.
    2. A minor city and township in Clay County, Nebraska.
    3. An unincorporated community in Jackson County, West Virginia.
    4. A village in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
  4. A community in Oro-Medonte, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.
  5. (slang, sometimes derogatory) A hairstyle often sported by Latino teenage boys that combines a bowl cut with a high fade.
    1. (by extension) One who wears that hairstyle

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Noun edit

Edgar (plural Edgars)

  1. (informal) An Edgar Allan Poe Award, honoring works in the mystery genre.

Further reading edit

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Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

From English Edgar, from Old English. Also from Edgardo.

Proper noun edit

Edgar

  1. a male given name from Old English

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Edgar.

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Edgar.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛt.xɑr/, /ˈɛt.ɡɑr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ed‧gar

Proper noun edit

Edgar m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Edgar

Estonian edit

Proper noun edit

Edgar

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Edgar

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Edgar m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Edgar

Anagrams edit

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛt.ɡaːɐ̯/, [ˈʔɛt.ɡ̊aːɐ̯]
  • Hyphenation: Ed‧gar

Proper noun edit

Edgar m (proper noun, strong, genitive Edgars or Edgar, plural Edgars)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Edgar

Declension edit

References edit

  • Edgar” in Duden online

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Edgar, from Old English Ēadgār. Doublet of Audgeir.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Edgar m (definite Edgaren)

  1. a male given name from English

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Edgar, from Old English Ēadgār, the name of early English kings, from Old English ēad (rich) + gār (spear). Compare Icelandic Auðgeir.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ed͡ʒˈɡaʁ/ [ed͡ʒˈɡah], /e.d͡ʒiˈɡaʁ/ [e.d͡ʒiˈɡah], /ˈɛd͡ʒ.ɡaʁ/ [ˈɛd͡ʒ.ɡah], /ˈɛ.d͡ʒi.ɡaʁ/ [ˈɛ.d͡ʒi.ɡah]
    • (São Paulo) IPA(key): /ed͡ʒˈɡaɾ/, /e.d͡ʒiˈɡaɾ/, /ˈɛd͡ʒ.ɡaɾ/, /ˈɛ.d͡ʒi.ɡaɾ/
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /ed͡ʒˈɡaʁ/ [ed͡ʒˈɡaχ], /e.d͡ʒiˈɡaʁ/ [e.d͡ʒiˈɡaχ], /ˈɛd͡ʒ.ɡaʁ/ [ˈɛd͡ʒ.ɡaχ], /ˈɛ.d͡ʒi.ɡaʁ/ [ˈɛ.d͡ʒi.ɡaχ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ed͡ʒˈɡaɻ/, /ˈɛd͡ʒ.ɡaɻ/

  • Hyphenation: Ed‧gar

Proper noun edit

Edgar m

  1. a male given name from English, equivalent to English Edgar