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- proper n. A female given name, feminine form of Ernest borrowed from French.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the elder and ducal branch of the Saxon house which descended from Ernest (German Ernst), Elector of Saxony (1441–86), who in 1485 divided with his younger brother Albert the territories ruled by them in common.
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