Ursula

[ur-suh-luh, urs-yoo-]
noun
  1. Saint, a legendary British princess who, with 11,000 virgins, is said to have been martyred by the Huns at Cologne.
  2. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “bear.”
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Contemporary Examples of ursula

  • Sayed Jalees and Ursula Frei embraced their daughter, and made sure the rest of the family knew it.

  • Her mother Ursula is from Switzerland, and her father Sayed is from Pakistan.

  • But Ursula is phoenix-like, dying and rising up again and again.

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    Malcolm Jones

    April 7, 2013

  • My first reaction upon finishing it was to imitate the unsinkable Ursula and begin all over again.

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    Malcolm Jones

    April 7, 2013

  • From the outset, nothing comes easy for Ursula, who lives and dies at least six times in the first 100 pages alone.

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    April 7, 2013

Historical Examples of ursula


British Dictionary definitions for ursula

Ursula

noun
  1. Saint. a legendary British princess of the fourth or fifth century ad, said to have been martyred together with 11 000 virgins by the Huns at Cologne. Feast day: Oct 21
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Word Origin and History for ursula

Ursula

fem. proper name, from Latin Ursula, diminutive of ursa "she-bear" (see ursine).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper