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Origin and Meaning of Cede

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb cede
To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty.

Etymology: L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere to fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. c├ęder

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Relinquish possession or control over
  2. Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

Borrowing from Middle French ceder, from Old French ceder, from Latin cedō (“to yield”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱiesdʰ- (“to drive away; to go away”).

cede was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Cede

Cede was born in 1923. They passed away in 1945.


Fun Facts about the name Cede

  • When was the first name Cede first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cede is Sunday, April 2nd, 1916.
  • How unique is the name Cede? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cede. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cede: Your name in reverse order is Edec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eedc. How do you pronounce that?

What Cedes Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Cede born Aug 28, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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