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ˈhʌmp ti ˈdʌmp tihump·ty dump·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Humpty Dumptynoun

    an egg-shaped character in a nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and could not be put back together again (late 17th century)

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  1. Humpty Dumptynoun

    A fairy tale character whose name has become synonymous with anything fragile or the existence of which is precarious.

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  1. Humpty Dumpty

    Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. Though not explicitly described, he is typically portrayed as an anthropomorphic egg. The first recorded versions of the rhyme date from late eighteenth century England and the tune from 1870 in James William Elliott's National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs. Its origins are obscure and several theories have been advanced to suggest original meanings. The character of Humpty Dumpty was popularised in the United States by actor George L. Fox. As a character and literary allusion he has appeared in, or been referred to in a large number of works of literature and popular culture, particularly in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass. The rhyme is listed in the Roud Folk Song Index as No. 13026.

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  1. Humpty Dumpty

    Celebrated accident victim. Fell from a wall at an early age and never recovered, despite the services of specialists.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humpty dumpty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humpty dumpty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    What we are trying to do, what the Special Representative is trying to do, is to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.

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