- the congenital absence of one or more limbs.
Origin of amelia
- a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “industrious.”
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Examples from the Web for amelia
Iggy Azalea was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in New South Wales.The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
The house decays around Amelia and Samuel, their world narrows and becomes mad, undealable with.
Amelia says some truly terrible things to Sam, supposedly inhabited by the Babadook but really consumed in grief.
Just as in real life, you can come to live with grief, so Amelia and Sam do at the end of the film.
You can accord it a place, and then—hopefully—like Amelia and Sam find a way to get on with your life.
Dear Amelia, how interesting your brother looks when he is pleased!
She would leave Amelia to have the pleasure of showing them the grounds.
But don't read it till you are out of my sight—Is Amelia up?
Do, my dear Lightbody, go to Amelia and my son from me, and tell them that charming news.
"Acquitted by a smile from Amelia, worth all our acclamations," said Mrs. Beaumont.
- pathol the congenital absence of arms or legs
from a- 1 + Greek melos limb + -ia
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Word Origin and History for amelia
fem. proper name, of Germanic origin, literally "laborious" (cf. Old Norse ama "to trouble"), later assimilated with Roman gens name Aemilia.
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- Congenital absence of one or more limbs.
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