Teresa

[tuh-ree-suh, -zuh, -rey-; for 2 also Spanish te-re-sah]
noun
  1. MotherAgnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 1910–97, Albanian nun: Nobel Peace Prize 1979 for work in the slums of Calcutta, India.
  2. Saint. Theresa, Saint.
  3. a female given name, form of Theresa.
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Theresa

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  1. 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
  2. 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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