- Saint, a legendary British princess who, with 11,000 virgins, is said to have been martyred by the Huns at Cologne.
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “bear.”
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Examples from the Web for ursula
Sayed Jalees and Ursula Frei embraced their daughter, and made sure the rest of the family knew it.
Her mother Ursula is from Switzerland, and her father Sayed is from Pakistan.
But Ursula is phoenix-like, dying and rising up again and again.
My first reaction upon finishing it was to imitate the unsinkable Ursula and begin all over again.
From the outset, nothing comes easy for Ursula, who lives and dies at least six times in the first 100 pages alone.
Ursula could not speak, but wept her joy and happiness on his bosom.
Mrs. Falbe diverted her attention from "Lady Ursula" for a moment.Michael
E. F. Benson
Ursula and Hero make Beatrice believe that Benedick is dying of love for her.William Shakespeare
The simple Ursula could not disapprove the choice of Adrian and Amaranthé.
Ursula, who was present, assented to the opinion of Claribel.
- Saint. a legendary British princess of the fourth or fifth century ad, said to have been martyred together with 11 000 virgins by the Huns at Cologne. Feast day: Oct 21
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Word Origin and History for ursula
fem. proper name, from Latin Ursula, diminutive of ursa "she-bear" (see ursine).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper