Cynthia

[ sin-thee-uh ]
/ ˈsɪn θi ə /
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noun

Artemis: so called from her birth on Mt. Cynthus, on Delos.
Literary. the moon, the emblem of Artemis.
a female given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for cynthia

Cynthia

/ (ˈsɪnθɪə) /

noun

another name for Artemis
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Word Origin and History for cynthia

Cynthia

fem. proper name, also "the Moon," from Latin Cynthia dea "the Cynthian goddess," epithet of Artemis/Diana, said to have been born on Mt. Cynthus on Delos.

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