Godwin

play
biographical name God·win \ ˈgäd-wən \
variants: or Godwine play \ˈgäd-(ˌ)wi-nə\

Definition of Godwin

died 1053 earl of Wessex

Godwin

biographical name

Definition of Godwin

William 1756–1836 English philosopher and novelist

Godwinian

play \gäd-ˈwi-nē-ən\ adjective

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