Theresa

[ tuh-ree-suh, -zuh; Spanish te-re-sah ]
/ təˈri sə, -zə; Spanish tɛˈrɛ sɑ /
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noun

Saint.Also Teresa.Also called There·sa of A·vi·la [ah-vee-lah] /ˈɑ viˌlɑ/.1515–82, Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and writer.
a female given name.
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Theresa

/ (təˈriːzə) /

noun

See Teresa
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Word Origin and History for theresa

Theresa


fem. proper name, from French Thérèse, from Latin Therasia, apparently from Greek Therasia, name of two volcanic islands, one near Sicily, one near Crete.

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