Ernest

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English[edit]

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Borrowed in the 18th century from Ernst, a medieval royal name in Germany, from Old High German ernust (vigor, strife), only remotely related to modern German ernst or English earnest.

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Ernest

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages; popular in the 19th century.
    • 1895, Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest:
      GWENDOLEN. [] and my ideal has always been to love someone of the name of Ernest. There is something in that name that inspires absolute confidence.
    • 1980, P. D. James, Innocent Blood
      "What's his name, your boyfriend?" "Ernest. Ernest Hemingway." The name was received in disparaging silence. Marlene said: "You wouldn't get me going out with a feller called Ernest. My granddad was Ernest."
  2. A surname​.

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Catalan[edit]

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Ernest m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest

French[edit]

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Ernest ?

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest

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Norman[edit]

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Ernest m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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Ernest m pers (diminutive Erneścik, feminine Ernestyna)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Ernest.

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  • Ernest in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Ernest in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak[edit]

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Ernest m (genitive Ernesta, nominative plural Ernestovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A male given name.

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  • Ernest in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk