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[pri-sil-uh] /prɪˈsɪl ə/
a female given name: from a Roman family name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Priscilla, on her knees under the foresail, tugged at the anchor rope.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • Priscilla has jumped to her conclusion at once,—perhaps in emulation of Mrs Grey.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • In her efforts to repair the damage, much time had passed before Priscilla appeared.

    Brenda's Ward Helen Leah Reed
  • If only her dear Priscilla, and the sweet children, had been here!

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • Priscilla Mullins, there is John Alden awaiting us in the very spot where we are to work!

    A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart
Word Origin and History for Priscilla

fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Priscillus, diminutive of Priscus, from priscus "antique, old-fashioned, old, ancient, primitive, venerable;" related to prior (see prior (adj.)).

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

the wife of Aquila (Acts 18:2), who is never mentioned without her. Her name sometimes takes the precedence of his (Rom. 16:3; 2 Tim. 4:19). She took part with Aquila (q.v.) in insturcting Apollos (Acts 18:26).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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