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Emma

[em-uh] /ˈɛm ə/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Erma.

Emma

[em-uh] /ˈɛm ə/
noun
1.
a novel (1815) by Jane Austen.
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  • They all remembered the pretty face of the school-girl Emma.

    An Unoficial Patriot Helen Gardener
  • “And I shall dream of the bear,” added Emma, looking archly at Alfred.

    The Settlers in Canada Frederick Marryat
  • At length, in 1016, Ethelred died, and Emma's cup of disappointment and humiliation was now full.

    William the Conqueror Jacob Abbott
  • “That is more than you are, then, for he did not mention lead,” retorted Emma.

    The Settlers in Canada Frederick Marryat
  • Just as the man stumbled and fell, Joe handed the reins to Emma and leaped from the wagon.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
Word Origin and History for Emma

fem. proper name, from German Emma, from Erma, contraction of Ermentrude or some similar name. With lower-case -e-, as British telephone and radio enunciation of M to avoid confusion with N, attested by 1891.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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