Insects, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Maddoc

Maddoc is a variant spelling of Madoc, a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning though possibly derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set sail and discovered America about three hundred years before Christopher Columbus, though there’s no conclusive evidence that it ever happened. Maddoc (also spelled Maddock) is also a Middle English word meaning “earthworm, worm” from Porto-Germanic *maþô (maggot) also derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Maddock (English, Welsh)
  • Madoc (Welsh)
  • Madog (Welsh)

 

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