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Word Origin and History for sophronia


fem. proper name, from Greek sophronia, from sophron (genitive sophronos) "discreet, prudent, sensible, having control over sensual desires, moderate, chaste," literally "of sound mind," from sos "safe, sound, whole" + phren "midriff, heart, mind" (see phreno-).

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  • Cautious, Sophronia, only cautious, for your and the children's sakes!

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square

    Robert Hichens

  • Mr. Vivian has come, Sophronia, according to your directions.

  • It took several crusts to satisfy Miss Sophronia at breakfast.

    Margaret Montfort

    Laura E. Richards

  • "I shall be glad to have a visit from you, Sophronia," he said.

    Margaret Montfort

    Laura E. Richards

  • I would give a farm, a good farm, to have seen Sophronia's face.

    Margaret Montfort

    Laura E. Richards