- Saint,a.d. 422–512, French nun: patron saint of Paris.
- a female given name.
Also Gene·viève [French zhuh nuh-vyev] /French ʒənəˈvyɛv/.
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Examples from the Web for genevieve
In December 1983, Obama began dating a young woman named Genevieve Cook.David Maraniss’s ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ Excerpted in Vanity Fair: Juiciest Bits
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I would like to exchange pressed flowers with Genevieve of California.
I would like to exchange some of these pressed with Genevieve, or any other little girl.
Genevieve has been telling me how you faced a lion with only a bow and arrow.
“Oh––measure up and then down, to see which way is longest,” said Genevieve.
“Is-o-bel––Is-o-bel,” Genevieve intoned the name 267 musically.
- Saint. ?422–?512 ad, French nun; patron saint of Paris. Feast day: Jan 3
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Word Origin and History for genevieve
fem. proper name, from French Geneviève, from Late Latin Genovefa, probably of Celtic origin.
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