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Thea

[thee-uh] /ˈθi ə/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • Thea Dennant and another girl were seated in the window, talking.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • And Thea had almost fainted with grief in her dressing-room when she read the letter.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Because of Thea, first of all; and then it was he who gave her away, not Jimmy!

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Thea had the softest voice, but Mette had a dramatic delivery.

    Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden
  • Thea—my poor, sweet Thea—now you must tell me everything—exactly as it stands.

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
Word Origin and History for Thea

fem. proper name, from Greek thea "goddess," fem. equivalent of theos "god," from PIE root *dhes-, root of words applied to various religious concepts, e.g. Latin feriae "holidays," festus "festive," fanum "temple."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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