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Eunice

[yoo-nis] /ˈyu nɪs/
noun
1.
a city in S central Louisiana.
2.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “good victory.”.
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  • "I never noticed before, in all my life, how quickly the tide goes out," added Eunice.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • Eunice and Cricket are used to running pretty wild all summer.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • Eunice had turned her head away, and Orrin was concealed by a tall shrub.

    Jessamine Marion Harland
  • "And we must be twenty miles from home," said Eunice, soberly.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • "We'll have the European letters to-night," said Eunice, joyfully, as they sat down to the table.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Word Origin and History for Eunice

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Eunike, literally "victorious," from eu "well" (see eu-) + nike "victory" (see Nike).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Eunice in the Bible

happily conquering, the mother of Timothy, a believing Jewess, but married to a Greek (Acts 16:1). She trained her son from his childhood in the knowledge of the Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:15). She was distinguished by her "unfeigned faith."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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