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Zenobia

[zuh-noh-bee-uh] /zəˈnoʊ bi ə/
noun
1.
(Septimia Bathzabbai) died after a.d. 272, queen of Palmyra in Syria a.d. 267–272.
2.
a female given name.
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Zenobia

/zɪˈnəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
3rd century ad, queen of Palmyra (?267–272), who was captured by the Roman emperor Aurelian
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Zenobia

fem. proper name, from Greek Zenobia, literally "the force of Zeus," from Zen, collateral form of Zeus, + bia "strength, force," cognate with Sanskrit jya "force, power" (see Jain).

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