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[bee-uh-tris, bee-tris for 1, 3; bee-a-tris for 2; for 1, 3 also Italian be-ah-tree-che] /ˈbi ə trɪs, ˈbi trɪs for 1, 3; biˈæ trɪs for 2; for 1, 3 also Italian ˌbɛ ɑˈtri tʃɛ/
(in Dante's Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy) a symbolic figure developed from the person whom Dante first saw as a child and loved as an ideal of womanhood.
a city in SE Nebraska.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one who brings joy.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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fem. proper name, from French Béatrice, from Latin beatrix, fem. of beatricem "who makes happy," from beatus "happy" (see beatitude).

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