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Dorothy

[dawr-uh-thee, dor-] /ˈdɔr ə θi, ˈdɒr-/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Dorothea.

Dix

[diks] /dɪks/
noun
1.
Dorothea Lynde
[lind] /lɪnd/ (Show IPA),
(Dorothy) 1802–87, U.S. educator and social reformer.
2.
Otto, 1891–1969, German painter and printmaker.
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fem. proper name, from French Dorothée, from Latin Dorothea, from Greek, literally "gift of God," from doron "gift" (see date (n.1)) + fem. of theos "god" (see Thea). With the elements reversed, it becomes Theodora. The accessory called a Dorothy bag is so called from 1907.

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