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Cicely

[sis-uh-lee]
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noun
  1. a female given name, form of Cecilia.
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Historical Examples

  • But then a gleam in Cicelys eyes looked as if she thought so too.

    The Curate in Charge

    Margaret Oliphant

  • When her sister touched her on the shoulder Cicelys tears fell.

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    Margaret Oliphant

  • As she said this, Cicelys eyes grew wistful, and filled with moisture.

    The Curate in Charge

    Margaret Oliphant

  • Wadsworth, it appeared from Cicelys tale, was in as great a turmoil as Horwick.

    Back o' the Moon

    Oliver Onions

  • She went and knelt down by Cicelys side, and put one soft cheek against another as if that would do any good.

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    Margaret Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for cicelys

cicely

noun plural -lies
  1. short for sweet cicely
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin seselis, from Greek, of obscure origin; influenced in spelling by the English proper name Cicely
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Word Origin and History for cicelys

Cicely

fem. proper name, an alteration or nativization of Cecilia. The plant (late 16c.) is Latin seselis, from Greek seselis.

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