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Drusilla

[droo-sil-uh] /druˈsɪl ə/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • They beat and torture Drusilla so badly that she does not recover for ten years.
Word Origin and History for Drusilla

fem. proper name, Latin fem. diminutive of Drusus, frequent surname in Livian gens, earlier Drausus, perhaps a Celtic word meaning literally "strong" (cf. Old Celtic *dru- "oak," also "strong").

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

third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I. (Acts 12:1-4, 20-23). Felix, the Roman procurator of Judea, induced her to leave her husband, Azizus, the king of Emesa, and become his wife. She was present with Felix when Paul reasoned of "righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come" (Acts 24:24). She and her son perished in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, A.D. 79.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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