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Theresa

[tuh-ree-suh, -zuh; Spanish te-re-sah] /təˈri sə, -zə; Spanish tɛˈrɛ sɑ/
noun
1.
Saint. Also, Teresa. Also called Theresa of Avila
[ah-vee-lah] /ˈɑ viˌlɑ/ (Show IPA),
1515–82, Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and writer.
2.
a female given name.
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Theresa

/təˈriːzə/
noun
1.
See Teresa
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Word Origin and History for st theresa

Theresa

fem. proper name, from French Thérèse, from Latin Therasia, apparently from Greek Therasia, name of two volcanic islands, one near Sicily, one near Crete.

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