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Fatima

[fat-uh-muh, fah-tee-mah] /ˈfæt ə mə, ˈfɑ tiˌmɑ/
noun
1.
a.d. 606?–632, daughter of Muhammad and wife of Ali.
2.
the seventh and last wife of Bluebeard, popularly a symbol for feminine curiosity.
3.
a female given name.

Fátima

[fah-ti-muh] /ˈfɑ tɪ mə/
noun
1.
a village in central Portugal, N of Lisbon: Roman Catholic shrine.
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  • Leaving her with a pad upon which he had scribbled "Patience, Fatima, wife of Bluebeard!"

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  • And then as I was in the act of mounting Fatima it occurred to me he could no doubt direct me.

  • Fatima was ahead and was picking her way daintily and surely, but slowly.

  • It was evident that fleet as La Bette might be, Fatima was far fleeter.

  • I shall take mademoiselle on Fatima and get her safe inside the gates.

British Dictionary definitions for Fatima

Fatima

/ˈfætɪmə/
noun
1.
?606–632 ad daughter of Mohammed; wife of Ali

Fátima

/Portuguese ˈfatimə/
noun
1.
a village in central Portugal: Roman Catholic shrine and pilgrimage centre
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