Priscilla

[ pri-sil-uh ]
/ prɪˈsɪl ə /
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noun

a female given name: from a Roman family name.
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Priscilla


fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Priscillus, diminutive of Priscus, from priscus "antique, old-fashioned, old, ancient, primitive, venerable;" related to prior (see prior (adj.)).

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