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Elizabeth

[ih-liz-uh-buh th] /ɪˈlɪz ə bəθ/
noun
1.
Douay Bible. Elisabeth.
2.
(Elizaveta Petrovna) 1709–62, empress of Russia 1741–62 (daughter of Peter the Great).
3.
(Pauline Elizabeth Ottilie Luise, Princess of Wied"Carmen Sylva") 1843–1916, queen of Romania 1881–1914 and author.
4.
(Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (the Queen Mother)) 1900–2002, queen consort of George VI of Great Britain (mother of Elizabeth II).
5.
Saint, 1207–31, Hungarian princess and religious mystic.
6.
a city in NE New Jersey.
7.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “oath of God.”.

Sylva

[sil-vuh; Romanian seel-vah] /ˈsɪl və; Romanian ˈsil vɑ/
noun
1.
Carmen
[kahr-muh n;; Romanian kahr-men] /ˈkɑr mən;; Romanian ˈkɑr mɛn/ (Show IPA)
pen name of Elizabeth, queen of Romania.
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British Dictionary definitions for carmen sylva

Elizabeth1

/ɪˈlɪzəbəθ/
noun
1.
a city in NE New Jersey, on Newark Bay. Pop: 123 215 (2003 est)
2.
a town in SE South Australia, part of Adelaide. Pop: 26 428 (2006)

Elizabeth2

/ɪˈlɪzəbəθ/
noun
1.
(New Testament) Saint Elizabeth, Saint Elisabeth, the wife of Zacharias, mother of John the Baptist, and kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. Feast day: Nov 5 or 8
2.
pen name Carmen Sylva. 1843–1916, queen of Romania (1881–1914) and author
3.
Russian name Yelizaveta Petrovna. 1709–62, empress of Russia (1741–62); daughter of Peter the Great
4.
title the Queen Mother; original name Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. 1900–2002, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936–52) as the wife of George VI; mother of Elizabeth II

sylva

/ˈsɪlvə/
noun (pl) -vas, -vae (-viː)
1.
the trees growing in a particular region
Word Origin
C17: Latin silva a wood
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Word Origin and History for carmen sylva

Elizabeth

fem. proper name, Biblical name of the wife of Aaron, from Late Latin Elisabeth, from Greek Eleisabeth, Eleisabet, from Hebrew Elishebha "God is an oath," the second element said by Klein to be related to shivah (fem. sheva) "seven," and to nishba "he swore," originally "he bound himself by (the sacred number) seven." Has never ranked lower than 26th in popularity among the names given to baby girls in the U.S. in any year since 1880, the oldest for which a reliable list is available.

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