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Eugénie

[œ-zhey-nee] /œ ʒeɪˈni/
noun
1.
Comtesse de Teba
[de te-bah] /dɛ ˈtɛ bɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Marie Eugénie de Montijo de Guzmán) 1826–1920, wife of Napoleon III, born in Spain: Empress of France 1853–71.

Eugenia

[yoo-jee-nee-uh, -jeen-yuh] /yuˈdʒi ni ə, -ˈdʒin yə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “nobility.”.
Also, Eugenie
[yoo-jee-nee] /yuˈdʒi ni/ (Show IPA)
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  • But eugenie has no need of those little arts, so indispensable to others, or to have recourse to her mirror every hour.

  • And he did Miss eugenie the honor to eat one of her praleens.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • When Monsieur de Bonfons left her, eugenie fell back in her chair and burst into tears.

    Eugenie Grandet Honore de Balzac
  • eugenie's breath was taken away by the very boldness of this proposition.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He married eugenie de la Vigniere, who was an ambitious woman and hoped to rouse his indolent nature.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
British Dictionary definitions for eugenie

Eugénie

/French øʒeni/
noun
1.
original name Eugénia Maria de Montijo de Guzman, Comtesse de Téba. 1826–1920, Empress of France (1853–71) as wife of Napoleon III
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Word Origin and History for eugenie

Eugenia

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Eugenia, literally "nobility of birth," fem. of Eugenius (see Eugene).

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