vaughan


vaughan

noun

  1. Henry,1622–95, English poet and mystic.
  2. Sarah (Lois),1924–90, U.S. jazz singer.
  3. a town in SW Ontario, in S Canada, near Toronto.
  4. a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “small.”

noun

  1. Henry. 1622–95, Welsh mystic poet, best known for his Silex Scintillans (1650; 1655)
  2. Dame Janet (Maria). 1899–1993, British physician and university official: helped set up Britain’s first National Blood Transfusion Service (1939): after World War II, became Britain’s expert on the effects of radiation on humans; Principal of Somerville College, Oxford (1945–67)
  3. Sarah (Lois). 1924–90, US jazz vocalist and pianist, noted esp for her skill in vocal improvisation

from Welsh fychan, mutation of bychan “small.”

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