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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (pétra).

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Peter

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  1. A male given name.
    • 1911 J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan, Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1993, Chapter I
      She knew of no Peter, and yet he was here and there in John and Michael's minds, while Wendy's began to be scrawled all over with him. The name stood out in bolder letters than any of the other words, and as Mrs Darling gazed she felt that it had an oddly cocky appearance.
    • 1933 Eleanor Farjeon, Over the Garden Wall,Faber and Faber 1933, page 90 ("Boys' Names")
      What splendid names for boys there are! / There's Carol like a rolling car, / And Martin like a flying bird, / And Adam like the Lord's First Word, / And Raymond like the Harvest Moon, / And Peter like a piper's tune,
  2. The leading Apostle in the New Testament.
  3. (biblical) The epistles of Peter in the New Testament of the Bible, 1 Peter and 2 Peter attributed to St. Peter.
    Synonym: Pet. (abbreviation)
  4. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Peter, from Middle English Petre, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (pétra).

Proper nounEdit

Peter

  1. a male given name

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (pétra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.

PronunciationEdit

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /ˈpeːˀtər/, [ˈpʰeːˀd̥ɐ]
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /petər/, [pʰed̥ɐ]

Proper nounEdit

Peter

  1. A male given name.
  2. Peter (biblical figure).
    • Og jeg siger dig, at du er Peter, og på den klippe vil jeg bygge min kirke, --- Bibelen, Matthæus 16:18 (1992 transl.)

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 150 294 males with the given name Peter have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

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Peter ?

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (pétra)

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Peter m (genitive Peters)

  1. A male given name.

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NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (pétra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.

Proper nounEdit

Peter

  1. A male given name.
  2. Peter (biblical figure)
Og det sier jeg deg: Du er Peter; på denne klippe vil jeg bygge min kirke. Bibelen, Matteus 16:18 (1985 transl.)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 4 327 males with the given name Peter (compared to 10 139 named Petter) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

ScotsEdit

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Peter

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

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SlovakEdit

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Peter m (genitive Petra, nominative plural Petrovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name, cognate to Peter.

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Peter in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

 
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Pẹ́tər m anim

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

InflectionEdit

Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nominative Péter
genitive Pétra
singular
nominative Péter
accusative Pétra
genitive Pétra
dative Pétru
locative Pétru
instrumental Pétrom

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse Pétr, from Latin Petrus, from Ancient Greek Πέτρος (Pétros), from πέτρος (pétros, stone, rock), related to πέτρα (pétra). Later reinforced by the German Peter.

Proper nounEdit

Peter c (genitive Peters)

  1. A male given name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN:112 253 males with the given name Peter living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 19th, 2011.