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Cynthia

[sin-thee-uh] /ˈsɪn θi ə/
noun
1.
Artemis: so called from her birth on Mt. Cynthus, on Delos.
2.
Literary. the moon, the emblem of Artemis.
3.
a female given name.
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  • He signaled to Cynthia with his eyes for help in this argument.

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  • I'll need Cynthia, and perhaps you'd better wait, too, Gaynor.

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  • "Cynthia Courtown seems as lively as ever," said Miss Gusset.

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  • Behind him, slow and stately as a woman of twice her years, came Cynthia.

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  • He needed it now more than ever, for he feared that the consideration of Cynthia might yet unman him.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cynthia

Cynthia

/ˈsɪnθɪə/
noun
1.
another name for Artemis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Cynthia

fem. proper name, also "the Moon," from Latin Cynthia dea "the Cynthian goddess," epithet of Artemis/Diana, said to have been born on Mt. Cynthus on Delos.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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