Etymology
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Dempsey 

surname, from Irish Ó Diomasaigh "descendant of Diomasach," which is literally "proud."

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Thai 

1808, native name, Tai, literally "free."

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Edam (adj.)

1836, type of cheese named for Edam, village in Holland where it was originally made. The place name is literally "the dam on the River Ye," which flows into the Ijsselmeer there, and the river name is literally "river" (see ea).

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Korea 

by 1690s, from Chinese Gao li, name of a dynasty founded 918, literally "high serenity." Japanese Chosen is from Korean Choson, literally "land of morning calm," from cho "morning" + son "calm." Related: Korean (1610s). In early use Corea, Corean.

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Parvati 

Hindu divinity, from Sanskrit, literally "(daughter) of the mountain," from parvata "mountain."

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Festus 

masc. proper name, from Latin, literally "solemn, joyous, festive" (see feast (n.)).

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Octavia 

fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Octavius, literally "the eighth" (see Octavian).

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Truman 

surname, attested by 1215, literally "faithful man, trusty man."

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Ada 

fem. proper name, from Hebrew Adha, literally "ornament."

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Weber 

surname attested from 1255; literally "weaver" (see web).

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