[suh-bree-nuh, -brahy-] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sabrina

Contemporary Examples of sabrina

Historical Examples of sabrina

  • Sabrina herself was in the garden now, weeding the balm-bed.

  • People said now, as they had in her youth, that Sabrina Thorne had the skin of a baby.

  • "Come into the house, Sabrina," said Clelia, in a muffled voice.

  • "He has given me up, Sabrina," she moaned, between her sobs.

  • Sabrina led her to the great chair by the window, and forced her into it.

Word Origin and History for sabrina


fem. proper name, personified as a nymph by Milton in "Comus" (1634), from a Welsh tale of a maiden drowned in the river Severn by her stepmother, a legend found in Geoffrey of Monmouth and Giraldus Cambrensis. The name appears to be the Romanized form of the name of the River Severn (Welsh Hafren, Habren), which is Celtic and of unknown origin; it perhaps means "boundary." Sabrina neckline is from the 1954 film "Sabrina" starring Audrey Hepburn.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper