[ tuh-ree-suh, -zuh, -rey-; for 2 also Spanish te-re-sah ]
/ təˈri sə, -zə, -ˈreɪ-; for 2 also Spanish tɛˈrɛ sɑ /
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British Dictionary definitions for mother teresa
/ (təˈriːzə) /
Saint, known as Teresa of Avila. 1515–82, Spanish nun and mystic. She reformed the Carmelite order and founded 17 convents. Her writings include a spiritual autobiography and The Way to Perfection. Feast day: Oct 15
Mother, original name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 1910–97, Indian Roman Catholic missionary, born in Skopje, now in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of Albanian parents: noted for her work among the starving in Calcutta; Nobel peace prize 1979
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Cultural definitions for mother teresa
[ (tuh-ree-suh, tuh-ray-zuh) ]
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