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laura

[lahv-rah; English lah-vruh] /ˈlɑv rɑ; English ˈlɑ vrə/
noun, Greek Orthodox Church
1.
a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.
Origin of laura
1720-1730
1720-30; < Medieval Greek laúra (Greek: lane, passage)

Laura

[lawr-uh] /ˈlɔr ə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.”.
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Laura

fem. proper name, from Italian, probably originally a pet form of Laurentia, fem. of Laurentius (see Laurence). Among the top 20 names for girls born in U.S. between 1963 and 1979.

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