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[thee-uh-doh-shee-uh, -shuh]
  1. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “god-given.”
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Examples from the Web for theodosia

Historical Examples of theodosia

  • Theodosia answered his letter and told him all the Heatherton news.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • "After all, this is a sort of drawn battle," Burr informed Theodosia.

  • The procession then moved onwards to the Cathedral of Saint Theodosia.

    The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • This was Theodosia Prevost, the wife of a major in the British army.

  • Already, under Leo the Isaurian, the virgin Theodosia had been martyred.


    William Holden Hutton

Word Origin and History for theodosia


fem. proper name, from Greek Theodosia, literally "gift of the gods," from theos "god" (see Thea) + dosis "a giving," from stem of didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper