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Percy

Noun

1 United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990) [syn: Walker Percy]
2 English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403) [syn: Sir Henry Percy, Hotspur, Harry Hotspur]

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English

Etymology

Norman baronial surname from a place Perci in Normandy, Late Latin Persiacum, from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Percy
  1. An English surname.
  2. A given name, transferred use of the surname since the Middle Ages, also used as a pet form of Piers and Percival.

Swedish

Proper noun

Percy
  1. A given name borrowed from English in the nineteenth century, by folk etymology associated with Per ( =Peter).

Extensive Definition

Percy may refer to:
Percy in German: Percy
Percy in Spanish: Percy
Percy in French: Percy
Percy in Italian: Percy
Percy in Dutch: Percy
Percy in Japanese: パーシー
Percy in Polish: Percy
Percy in Russian: Перси
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