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Susanna

[soo-zan-uh] /suˈzæn ə/
noun
1.
a book of the Apocrypha, constituting the 13th chapter of Daniel in the Douay Bible.
2.
Also, Susannah. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “lily.”.
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  • You want me to ask—to ask Elviry and Susanna and them to come in here?

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    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Seems to me they told me that Susanna's name was Samuels afore she married Brackett.

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  • Susanna Brackett, why don't you or the rest tell me what she's sayin'?

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  • You don't suppose I'd be as excited as all this over a letter from Susanna Wixon, do you?

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  • Susanna was less strong than Sarah and less amiable than Amelia.

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    Anthony Trollope
  • There is not a house in which you would not see Amelia's and Susanna's work.

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  • Then Lady Susanna got up and marched majestically out of the room.

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British Dictionary definitions for Susanna

Susanna

/suːˈzænə/
noun (Apocrypha)
1.
the wife of Joachim, who was condemned to death for adultery because of a false accusation, but saved by Daniel's sagacity
2.
the book of the Apocrypha containing this story
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Word Origin and History for Susanna

fem. proper name, from Latin Susanna, from Greek Sousana, from Hebrew Shoshannah, literally "a lily." One of the women that attended Jesus in his journeys.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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