Arthur is a common masculine given name. Its etymology is disputed, but its popularity derives from its being the name of the legendary hero King Arthur.
Art is a diminutive form of the name. A common spelling variant used in many Slavic, Romance, and Germanic languages is Artur.
Famous quotes containing the word arthur:
“Have We not made the earth as a cradle
and the mountains as pegs?
And We created you in pairs,
and We appointed your sleep for a rest;
and We appointed night for a garment,
and We appointed day for a livelihood.
And We have built above you seven strong ones,
and We appointed a blazing lamp
and have sent down out of the rain-clouds water cascading
that We may bring forth thereby grain and plants,
and gardens luxuriant.”
—Quran, The Tiding 78:6-16, ed. Arthur J. Arberry (1955)
“You bet Im shy. Im a shyster lawyer!”
—S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, responding to Lucille Briggss (Thelma Todd)
“Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.”
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (18591930)