- Septimia Bathzabbai, died after a.d. 272, queen of Palmyra in Syria a.d. 267–272.
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for zenobia
The throne of Zenobia is mine, and yours too, if you will be good.The Book of Khalid
After Zenobia had done her hair she left her to me, and went to attend on the others.
Zenobia's betrothed brought me my domino, and the countess had hers already.
I gave Zenobia twelve sequins for the trouble she had taken.
This lace is yours, dearest Zenobia, if you will content me this moment.
- 3rd century ad, queen of Palmyra (?267–272), who was captured by the Roman emperor Aurelian
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Word Origin and History for zenobia
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