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Jemima

[juh-mahy-muh] /dʒəˈmaɪ mə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”.
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  • "You are coming with me, Jemima," said Mr. Downie Meek to his daughter.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • There had been no improvement in the relations between Aunt Jemima and the child.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
  • Aunt Jemima took the hint, as a drowning person catches at a straw.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
  • Miss Jemima seized the arm of the little man with an iron grip.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
  • Aunt Jemima had bestirred herself, and was moving listlessly about the house.

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    J. W. Keyworth
Word Origin and History for Jemima

fem. personal name, biblical daughter of Job, from Hebrew Yemimah, literally "dove" (cf. Arabic yamama). The Aunt Jemima ready-mix food product in U.S. dates from 1889.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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