ruth st denis

St. Denis

[seynt den-is; for 2, 3 also French san duh-nee]
Ruth, 1880?–1968, U.S. dancer.
a suburb of Paris in N France: famous abbey, the burial place of many French kings.
a seaport in and the capital of Réunion island, in the Indian Ocean. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

1610, from re- "back, again" + union (q.v.). Cf. Fr. réunion (1549). The island of Reunion was so named by a convention in 1793, "without any particular reason."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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