See also: eDNA and Eðna

English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Hebrew עֶדְנָה (pleasure; delight); a variant of Eden in the Book of Tobit.

In Ireland and Scotland it has been used as an anglicization of Eithne.

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Proper noun edit

Edna

  1. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], →OCLC, Tobit 10:12:
      Edna also said to Tobias, The Lord of heaven restore thee, my dear brother, and grant that I may see thy children of my daughter Sara before I die.
    • 1866, Augusta Jane Evans, St. Elmo, G. W. Dillingham, page 54:
      'Edna', forsooth! No doubt her origin and morals are quite as apocryphal as her name.
    • 1990, Linda Barnes, Coyote, p.102:
      Conjure faces to go with these names: Edna and Joy. Then I'll tell you that Edna, who has a wicked serve, is our team beauty, and Joy is as plain and dour as they come.
  2. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, Texas, United States.
  3. A census-designated place in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States.

Usage notes edit

  • Popular in the U.S.A. during the latter half of 19th century, in the U.K. in early 20th century.

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Translations edit

References edit

Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges:A Concise Dictionary of First Names.Oxford University Press 2001.

Anagrams edit

Cebuano edit

Proper noun edit

Edna

  1. a female given name

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Edna.

Faroese edit

Proper noun edit

Edna f

  1. a female given name

Usage notes edit

Matronymics

  • son of Edna: Ednuson
  • daughter of Edna: Ednudóttir

Declension edit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Edna
Accusative Ednu
Dative Ednu
Genitive Ednu

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɛd͡ʒ.nɐ/, /ˈɛ.d͡ʒi.nɐ/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈɛd͡ʒ.na/

Proper noun edit

Edna f

  1. a female given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Edna

Scots edit

Proper noun edit

Edna

  1. a female given name derived from Eithne

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈedna/ [ˈeð̞.na]
  • Rhymes: -edna
  • Syllabification: Ed‧na

Proper noun edit

Edna f

  1. a female given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Edna

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English Edna, from Hebrew עֶדְנָה, a variant of Eden.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Edna (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜇ᜔ᜈ)

  1. a female given name from English

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