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laura

[ lahv-rah; English lah-vruh ]
/ ˈlɑv rɑ; English ˈlɑ vrə /
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noun Greek Orthodox Church.

a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.

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Origin of laura

1720–30; <Medieval Greek laúra (Greek: lane, passage)

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Laura
[ lawr-uh ]
/ ˈlɔr ə /

noun

a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.”
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