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British Dictionary definitions for zenobia


  1. 3rd century ad, queen of Palmyra (?267–272), who was captured by the Roman emperor Aurelian
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Word Origin and History for zenobia


fem. proper name, from Greek Zenobia, literally "the force of Zeus," from Zen, collateral form of Zeus, + bia "strength, force," cognate with Sanskrit jya "force, power" (see Jain).

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