- a female given name.
Also So·phi·a [soh-fee-uh, -fahy-uh, soh-fee-uh] /soʊˈfi ə, -ˈfaɪ ə, ˈsoʊ fi ə/.
- any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title.
Origin of Sophy
1530–40; probably < Turkish sofi < Persian ṣūfī sufi, by association with Safawī the safavid dynasty
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Examples from the Web for sophies
Sophies education began almost as soon as she was out of her cradle.
Sophies life at this period affords us very little that is edifying to contemplate, and much that is the reverse.
Mlle. Laguerre was only one among many of Sophies colleagues to suffer from the sharpness of that ladys tongue.
The Ministers, indeed, seem to have been very favourite objects of Sophies sarcasm.
All the artistes resumed their old parts, and Sophies rendering of the heroine was again loudly applauded.
- (formerly) a title of the Persian monarchs
C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise
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Word Origin and History for sophies
French form of Sophia (q.v.).
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