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Cynthia

[sin-thee-uh] /ˈsɪn θi ə/
noun
1.
Artemis: so called from her birth on Mt. Cynthus, on Delos.
2.
Literary. the moon, the emblem of Artemis.
3.
a female given name.
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  • Cynthia opened her languid eyes, and seeing the Duchess's dress stained with her blood, mutely drew it to her lips.

  • He signaled to Cynthia with his eyes for help in this argument.

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  • Cynthia could not but think there was very little self-denial attached to this.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • I'll need Cynthia, and perhaps you'd better wait, too, Gaynor.

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  • Cynthia compared them all with Cousin Chilian, and it wasn't a bit fair.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cynthia

Cynthia

/ˈsɪnθɪə/
noun
1.
another name for Artemis
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Word Origin and History for Cynthia

fem. proper name, also "the Moon," from Latin Cynthia dea "the Cynthian goddess," epithet of Artemis/Diana, said to have been born on Mt. Cynthus on Delos.

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