Gwendolyn fem. proper name; the first element is Breton gwenn "white" (Cf. Welsh gwyn, O.Ir. find, Gael. fionn, Gaul. vindo- "white, shining," lit. "visible"), from nasalized form of PIE root *weid- "to see, know" (see VISION (Cf. vision)).

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