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  1. a female given name.
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Also So·phi·a [soh-fee-uh, -fahy-uh, soh-fee-uh] /soʊˈfi ə, -ˈfaɪ ə, ˈsoʊ fi ə/.


[soh-fee, sof-ee]
noun, plural So·phies. (sometimes lowercase)
  1. any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title.
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Also Sophi.

Origin of Sophy

1530–40; probably < Turkish sofi < Persian ṣūfī sufi, by association with Safawī the safavid dynasty
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Historical Examples

  • Sophies education began almost as soon as she was out of her cradle.

    Later Queens of the French Stage

    H. Noel Williams

  • Sophies life at this period affords us very little that is edifying to contemplate, and much that is the reverse.

  • The Ministers, indeed, seem to have been very favourite objects of Sophies sarcasm.

  • Mlle. Laguerre was only one among many of Sophies colleagues to suffer from the sharpness of that ladys tongue.

  • All the artistes resumed their old parts, and Sophies rendering of the heroine was again loudly applauded.

British Dictionary definitions for sophies



noun plural -phies
  1. (formerly) a title of the Persian monarchs
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin sophī wise men, from Greek sophos wise
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Word Origin and History for sophies


French form of Sophia (q.v.).

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