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Sabrina

[suh-bree-nuh, -brahy-] /səˈbri nə, -ˈbraɪ-/
noun
1.
a female given name: from the Latin word for the river Severn.
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  • Sabrina herself was in the garden now, weeding the balm-bed.

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    Alice Brown
  • People said now, as they had in her youth, that Sabrina Thorne had the skin of a baby.

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    Alice Brown
  • "Come into the house, Sabrina," said Clelia, in a muffled voice.

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    Alice Brown
  • "He has given me up, Sabrina," she moaned, between her sobs.

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    Alice Brown
  • Sabrina led her to the great chair by the window, and forced her into it.

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    Alice Brown
Word Origin and History for Sabrina

fem. proper name, personified as a nymph by Milton in "Comus" (1634), from a Welsh tale of a maiden drowned in the river Severn by her stepmother, a legend found in Geoffrey of Monmouth and Giraldus Cambrensis. The name appears to be the Romanized form of the name of the River Severn (Welsh Hafren, Habren), which is Celtic and of unknown origin; it perhaps means "boundary." Sabrina neckline is from the 1954 film "Sabrina" starring Audrey Hepburn.

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