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[jen-uh-veev] /ˈdʒɛn əˌviv/
Saint, a.d. 422–512, French nun: patron saint of Paris.
a female given name.
Also, Geneviève
[French zhuh nuh-vyev] /French ʒənəˈvyɛv/ (Show IPA)
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  • It is an open secret, too, that he is engaged to Genevieve Winthrop, and surely a man must want to see the lady of his love.

    A War-Time Wooing Charles King
  • Genevieve Whitney was the only daughter of a distinguished man.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • She must not, of course, tell Genevieve about Sally Hunt's lost brother whom she had failed to find.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • I never saw any islands, neither did you, Genevieve; but I know they must be lovely.

    Eyebright Susan Coolidge
  • But his imagination was touched now, and the woman was Genevieve.

    The Game Jack London
  • Genevieve, for all her being made of wax, was much more satisfactory.

    Eyebright Susan Coolidge
  • Genevieve's face turned a sudden, painful red, for some unapparent reason.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • Genevieve Hunting—I don't know the men:—some of Genevieve's friends.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Rosalind had come, and even Genevieve had to admit, so far as manners and appearance were concerned, she was not impossible.

    Mr. Pat's Little Girl Mary F. Leonard
British Dictionary definitions for Genevieve


/ˈdʒɛnɪˌviːv; French ʒənvjɛv/
Saint. ?422–?512 ad, French nun; patron saint of Paris. Feast day: Jan 3
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Word Origin and History for Genevieve

fem. proper name, from French Geneviève, from Late Latin Genovefa, probably of Celtic origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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