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Origin of the name EDITHA.
Etymology of the name EDITHA.
Meaning of the baby name EDITHA.


EDITHA.  Norman form of Scottish Saxon Eadgyth (q.v.), meaning "rich gift."  Probably the name that gave us Edith.  Also see Edytha and Edythe.

    Our Anglo-Saxon heroes and saints are only known by name as recorded in vile and misleading spellings, due to the ingenuity of Norman scribes.  St. "Editha" would not have recognized her own name in such an absurd form; for her name was "Eadgyth," with long ea and long y, both parts being intelligible.  Here ēad meant "prosperity," and gyth probably meant "war."  The suffix -gyth is extremely common in the latter part of a name; but the Normans ignored the g in such a position. Walter W. Skeat. (Notes & Queries, v.7, Jan-Jun, 1907)


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