Origin of titania

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at titanium, -a4


[ti-tey-nee-uh, tahy-]
  1. (in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream) the wife of Oberon and the queen of fairyland.
  2. Astronomy. one of the moons of Uranus.
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  • Miss Marjoribanks, it is true, was over thirty, and by no means a Titania.

    The Doctor's Family

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

  • They would be the very Oberon and Titania of the village, the fairy king and queen.

    Our Village

    Mary Russell Mitford

  • But frivolous and light-hearted—as light-hearted as Titania.

    Robert Orange

    John Oliver Hobbes

  • Titania, anointed with the juice, falls in love with Bottom.

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield

  • Titania has summoned you out into the woods, and you are half afraid.

British Dictionary definitions for titania


  1. another name for titanium dioxide


  1. (in medieval folklore) the queen of the fairies and wife of Oberon
  2. (in classical antiquity) a poetic epithet used variously to characterize Circe, Diana, Latona, or Pyrrha


  1. the largest of the satellites of Uranus and the second furthest from the planet
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