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Etymology edit

Ultimately from the Pictish[1] ᚅᚓᚆᚆᚈᚑᚅᚅ (nehhtonn).

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  1. (rare) A male given name from Pictish.
    • 2007, William Clinkenbeard, Writers at Bay: A Collection of Short Stories, →ISBN, page 183:
      One of the Druids took him to see Nechtan, as one of Nechtan’s roles was to check newcomers’ suitability for entrance to the College.

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  1. ^ Sidney Lee, Dictionary of National Biography, volume 40 (1894), page 152, entry “Nechtan”

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