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heroine

[her-oh-in] /ˈhɛr oʊ ɪn/
noun
1.
a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
2.
the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin hērōīnē < Greek hērōī́nē, feminine of hḗrōs hero; see -ine2
Related forms
superheroine, noun
Can be confused
heroin, heroine.
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British Dictionary definitions for superheroine

heroine

/ˈhɛrəʊɪn/
noun
1.
a woman possessing heroic qualities
2.
a woman idealized for possessing superior qualities
3.
the main female character in a novel, play, film, etc
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Word Origin and History for superheroine

heroine

n.

1650s, from Latin heroine, heroina (plural heroinae) "a female hero, a demigoddess" (e.g. Medea), from Greek heroine, fem. of heros (see hero (n.1)). As "principal female character" in a drama or poem, from 1715.

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