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fem. proper name, the native form of Latin Christiana, fem. of Christianus (see Christian). In the Middle Ages, the masculine form of the name (Cristian) was less popular in England than the feminine, though Christian was common in Brittany. Surnames Christie, Chrystal, etc. represent common Northern and Scottish pet forms of the names.

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  • Old cristina, who was her mother's nurse, is to be our stoutest ally.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • By and by cristina came downstairs and busied herself in the kitchen.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Now that it's a decent hour, don't you think cristina might give us some breakfast?

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • To meet every contingency cristina persuaded Ferdinand in 1830 to publish the law of 1789.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • He knew this at first rather than saw it, and he knew that it was cristina, and that she was dead.

    Wandering Ghosts F. Marion Crawford

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