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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

MARGARET (Fr. Marguerite, It. Margherita, Ger. Margareta, and Margarete, with dim. Grete, Gretchen, Meta, fr. Lat. margarita, Gr. ,uap-yapLTfc, a pearl), a female proper name, which became very popular in all Christian countries as that of the saint noticed below. Biographies of some who have borne it are arranged below in the following order: saints, queens of Scotland, queens of other countries, princesses and duchesses.


<< Hugues-Bernard Maret

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From the name of a legendary third century saint, from Latin margarita from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margaritēs), pearl).

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Margaret

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Margaret

  1. A female given name.

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  • 1590 William Shakespeare: First Part of King Henry the Sixth: Act V, Scene V (the closing lines):
    Margaret shall now be queen, and rule the king;
    But I will rule both her, the king, and realm.
  • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford: Our Village: Cottage Names:
    Margaret, Marguerite - the pearl! the daisy! Oh name of romance and of minstrelsy, which brings the days of chivalry to mind, and the worship of flowers and ladies fair!
  • 1868 Bentley's Miscellany, London. p.417:
    Amongst us English, the name is a greater favourite than with any other nation: but we have played upon it, and abused it oftener too. In no language does Margaret sound sweeter or homelier than in ours: not so Mag, Maggie, Meg, Madge, Moggie, Peg, Peggy, and abominable Piggy, of which abridgements only the two first are defensible.

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Estonian

Proper noun

Margaret

  1. A female given name of modern usage, borrowed from English or shortened from Margareeta.

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Proper noun

Margaret

  1. A female given name borrowed from English, best used in the mid-twentieth century.







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