a female day name for Tuesday.
See under day name.
(formerly, especially in creole-speaking cultures) a name given at birth to a black child, in accordance with African customs, indicating the child’s sex and the day of the week on which he or she was born, as the male and female names for Sunday (Quashee and Quasheba) Monday (Cudjo or Cudjoe and Juba) Tuesday (Cubbena and Beneba) Wednesday (Quaco and Cuba or Cubba) Thursday (Quao and Abba) Friday (Cuffee or Cuffy and Pheba or Phibbi) and Saturday (Quamin or Quame and Mimba)
(W African) a name indicating a person’s day of birth
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(Benedetto Odescalchi) 1611–89, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1676–89. Historical Examples A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Ecclesiastical. the canticle beginning in Latin Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, and in English “O all ye works of the Lord.”. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens The Serf Guy Thorne A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Ravenshoe Henry Kingsley […]
(in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing) the confident bachelor who courts and finally marries Beatrice. (lowercase) benedict. Historical Examples The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett William Shakespeare John Masefield Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare E. Nesbit William Shakespeare John Masefield The Works […]
a newly married man, especially one who has been long a bachelor. Ruth (Fulton) 1887–1948, U.S. writer and anthropologist. Saint, a.d. 480?–543? Italian monk: founded Benedictine order. Stanley Rossiter [ros-i-ter] /ˈrɒs ɪ tər/ (Show IPA), 1884–1936, U.S. biochemist. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blessed.”. died a.d. 579, pope 575–79. Saint, died […]