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aurelia

[aw-ree-lee-uh, aw-reel-yuh] /ɔˈri li ə, ɔˈril yə/
noun
Origin of aurelia
1590-1600
Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1590-1600

Aurelia

[aw-reel-yuh] /ɔˈril yə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from Latin Aurelianus, a family name.
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  • Has the fair aurelia recovered from the last night's fatigues?

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • It is of interest to consider a common animal like the jellyfish aurelia.

  • Now for yourself, when you left that place, did you go to aurelia or to Campania?

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • But this reported disappearance of aurelia shows that danger is not far off.'

    Aurelian William Ware
  • That aurelian has put to death his own niece, the princess aurelia?'

    Aurelian William Ware
  • I can tell you, what is known as yet not beyond the Emperor's palace and the priest's, aurelia is dead!'

    Aurelian William Ware
  • It was here we found aurelian and Livia, and his niece aurelia.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • But even thus far, and we might lose aurelia—a thing not to be thought of for a moment.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • aurelia, if I have heard aright, is a Christian from conviction.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Well, well, aurelia then must take the full weight of her uncle's wrath, which is not light.'

    Aurelian William Ware

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