Oswald



[oz-wawld] /ˈɒz wɔld/

noun
1.
Lee Harvey, 1939–63, designated by a presidential commission to be the lone assassin of John F. Kennedy.
2.
a male given name.
/ˈɒzwəld/
noun
1.
Lee Harvey. 1939–63, presumed assassin (1963) of US president John F. Kennedy; murdered by Jack Ruby two days later
2.
Saint. ?605–41 ad, king of Northumbria (634–41); with St Aidan he restored Christianity to the region. He was killed in battle by Penda of Mercia. Feast day: Aug 5

masc. proper name, from Old English Osweald “god-power, god-ruler,” from Old English os “god” (only in personal names), from PIE *ansu- “spirit” (see Oscar) + Old English (ge)weald “power.”

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