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[soo-zan-uh] /suˈzæn ə/
a book of the Apocrypha, constituting the 13th chapter of Daniel in the Douay Bible.
Also, Susannah. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “lily.”. Unabridged
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  • She went past me out of the room; I hurried after her; what did I care for Susanna at this moment?

    A Sister's Love W. Heimburg
  • You want me to ask—to ask Elviry and Susanna and them to come in here?

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Proposals of a marriage between Mr. Draper and my daughter Susanna.

  • Susanna was less strong than Sarah and less amiable than Amelia.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • Susanna felt great pleasure on seeing the affectionate, confidential understanding between the betrothed.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
  • There is not a house in which you would not see Amelia's and Susanna's work.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • Susanna saw him once cast an inquiring glance upon the guide, and he shook his grey head.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
British Dictionary definitions for Susanna


noun (Apocrypha)
the wife of Joachim, who was condemned to death for adultery because of a false accusation, but saved by Daniel's sagacity
the book of the Apocrypha containing this story
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Susanna

fem. proper name, from Latin Susanna, from Greek Sousana, from Hebrew Shoshannah, literally "a lily." One of the women that attended Jesus in his journeys.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Susanna in the Bible

lily, with other pious women, ministered to Jesus (Luke 8:3).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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