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[juh-mahy-muh] /dʒəˈmaɪ mə/
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If Jemima goes at her month, as she threatens, will she not forfeit her wages?

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • He felt sure that Indians had taken Jemima and her friends away.

    Daniel Boone Katharine E. Wilkie
  • "Which would be exactly like him," commented Jemima; but Jacqueline dismissed the absurdity from her mind with another laugh.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • I can't imagine why Aunt Jemima thought I should like a diary.

  • The very foundations of Jemima's belief in her mind were shaken.

    Ruth Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Word Origin and History for Jemima

fem. personal name, biblical daughter of Job, from Hebrew Yemimah, literally "dove" (cf. Arabic yamama). The Aunt Jemima ready-mix food product in U.S. dates from 1889.

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

dove, the eldest of Job's three daughters born after his time of trial (Job 42:14).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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