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Serena

[suh-ree-nuh] /səˈri nə/
noun
1.
a female given name.

La Serena

[lah se-re-nah] /lɑ sɛˈrɛ nɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in central Chile.
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  • Unable to speak, Serena stood glaring into the old man's angry face.

    Her Dark Inheritance Mrs. E. Burke Collins
  • Serena, if you hear yells for help this afternoon, don't pay any attention.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It was Serena and her mother in an empty room adjoining Beatrix's chamber.

    Her Dark Inheritance Mrs. E. Burke Collins
  • "Why," he stammered, "it was—it was—" He looked appealingly at Serena.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Serena made inquiries, but neither servants nor mistresses had ever heard of the "Band."

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin and History for Serena

fem. proper name, from Latin serena, fem. of serenus "clear, bright, fair, joyous" (see serene).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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