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Beatrice

[bee-uh-tris, bee-tris for 1, 3; bee-a-tris for 2; for 1, 3 also Italian be-ah-tree-che]
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  1. (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.
  2. a city in SE Nebraska.
  3. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one who brings joy.”
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Beatrice

fem. proper name, from French Béatrice, from Latin beatrix, fem. of beatricem "who makes happy," from beatus "happy" (see beatitude).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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