fem. proper name, Old English Eadgyð, from ead "riches, prosperity, good fortune, happiness" + guð "war." A fairly common name; it survived through the Middle Ages, probably on the popularity of St. Eadgyð of Wilton (962-84, abbess, daughter of King Edgar of England), fell from favor 16c., was revived in fashion late 19c. Old English ead (also in eadig "wealthy, prosperous, fortunate, happy, blessed; perfect;" eadnes "inner peace, ease, joy, prosperity") became Middle English edy, eadi "rich, wealthy; costly, expensive; happy, blessed," but was ousted by happy. Late Old English, in its grab-bag of alliterative pairings, had edye men and arme "rich men and poor."
1. In 1944, he met Edith Piaf, and his career took off.
2. Edith was seen as a conniving, greedy woman.
3. After dinner that evening, Edith showed them a portfolio of her own political cartoons.
4. Edith Helm was not invited to these intimate luncheons.
5. By contrast, society for Edith Wharton is a collapsing affair.