Edna

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Irish and English: in Ireland an Anglicized form of EITHNE (SEE Eithne), and probably of this origin in England too. However, the name also occurs in the Bible, in the apocryphal Book of Tobit, where it is the name of the mother of Sarah and stepmother of Tobias. This is said to be from Hebrew 'ednah rejuvenation, pleasure, or delight, and if so it is connected with the name of the Garden of EDEN (SEE Eden). It does not occur in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament, although the variants 'eden and 'adnah occur as male names. The earliest known uses of the given name in England are in the 18th century, when it was probably imported from Ireland, rather than taken from the Bible.

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  • Edna — (biblisch Adna, hebräisch: adena(h) ‚Wonne‘, ‚Lieblichkeit‘) ist der Name folgender Personen: Edna (Frau des Raguël), die Frau des Raguël im Buches Tobit, Altes Testament Edna O’Brien (* 1930), irische Schriftstellerin Dame Edna Everage, fiktive… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Edna — Edna, KS U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 423 Housing Units (2000): 214 Land area (2000): 0.396944 sq. miles (1.028079 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.396944 sq. miles (1.028079 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Edna, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 423 Housing Units (2000): 214 Land area (2000): 0.396944 sq. miles (1.028079 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.396944 sq. miles (1.028079 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Edna, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 5899 Housing Units (2000): 2609 Land area (2000): 3.901411 sq. miles (10.104607 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000054 sq. miles (0.000140 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.901465 sq. miles (10.104747 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Edna — Edna, Dame →↑Dame Edna …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • EDNA — i. e. voluptas, aut Syriace tempus, nomen viri. Esdr. c. 10. v. 30. Item uxor Raguelis. Tobit. c. 7. v. 16. Item princeps militum in Manasse. 1. Par. c. 12. v. 20 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Edna — fem. proper name, from Greek, from Heb. ednah delight (see EDEN (Cf. Eden)). Related to Arabic ghadan luxury. Among the top 20 names for girls born in the U.S. every year from 1889 to 1917 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Edna — [ed′nə] n. [Gr < Heb, delight: see EDEN1] a feminine name …   English World dictionary

  • Edna — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Edna imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = meaning = region = origin = related names = footnotes = Edna may refer to:People*Edna (given name), a female given name, including: ** Edna St. Vincent… …   Wikipedia

  • Edna G — Infobox nrhp | name =EDNA G nrhp type =nrhp caption = location= Two Harbors, Minnesota lat degrees = 47 lat minutes = 1 lat seconds = 0.84 lat direction = N long degrees = 91 long minutes = 40 long seconds = 21.52 long direction = W locmapin =… …   Wikipedia

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