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Zenobia

[zuh-noh-bee-uh]
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noun
  1. Septimia Bathzabbai, died after a.d. 272, queen of Palmyra in Syria a.d. 267–272.
  2. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for zenobia

Historical Examples

  • The throne of Zenobia is mine, and yours too, if you will be good.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Zenobia's betrothed brought me my domino, and the countess had hers already.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • This lace is yours, dearest Zenobia, if you will content me this moment.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • After Zenobia had done her hair she left her to me, and went to attend on the others.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I gave Zenobia twelve sequins for the trouble she had taken.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


British Dictionary definitions for zenobia

Zenobia

noun
  1. 3rd century ad, queen of Palmyra (?267–272), who was captured by the Roman emperor Aurelian
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for zenobia

Zenobia

fem. proper name, from Greek Zenobia, literally "the force of Zeus," from Zen, collateral form of Zeus, + bia "strength, force," cognate with Sanskrit jya "force, power" (see Jain).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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