[tuh-ree-suh, -zuh; Spanish te-re-sah]
- 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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Word Origin and History for theresa of avila, st
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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