Jadwiga

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Jadwiga
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Old German
Region of origin Polish

Jadwiga (Polish pronunciation: [jadˈviɡa]; diminutive Jadzia [ˈjadʑa]) is a Polish feminine given name. It originated from the old German Hedwig (compounded from hadu, "battle", and wig, "fight").

In fiction:

  • Jadzia, a humanoid host of Dax, a symbiont on Star Trek: Deep Space 9
  • Jadwiga, a fictional Nazi death camp in the 1974 TV mini-series "QB-VII" (and same-titled book by author Leon Uris).
  • Jadwiga, a fictional Nazi death camp mentioned in Magnum, P.I., Season 1, Episode 7, "Never Again . . . Never Again" (1981).
  • Jadwiga, a ghost in Esther Friesner's trilogy, Gnome Man's Land.
  • Jadwigai, a Kaunian character in Harry Turtledove's Darkness series.
  • Jadwiga, a character in Paul Mazursky's 1989 movie Enemies, a Love Story.

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