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Cynthia

[sin-thee-uh]
noun
  1. Artemis: so called from her birth on Mt. Cynthus, on Delos.
  2. Literary. the moon, the emblem of Artemis.
  3. a female given name.
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  • He signaled to Cynthia with his eyes for help in this argument.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • I'll need Cynthia, and perhaps you'd better wait, too, Gaynor.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "Cynthia Courtown seems as lively as ever," said Miss Gusset.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Behind him, slow and stately as a woman of twice her years, came Cynthia.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

  • He needed it now more than ever, for he feared that the consideration of Cynthia might yet unman him.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for cynthia

Cynthia

noun
  1. 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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