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[lahv-rah; English lah-vruh] /ˈlɑv rɑ; English ˈlɑ vrə/

noun, Greek Orthodox Church.
a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.
[lawr-uh] /ˈlɔr ə/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.”.

fem. proper name, from Italian, probably originally a pet form of Laurentia, fem. of Laurentius (see Laurence). Among the top 20 names for girls born in U.S. between 1963 and 1979.


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