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[thee-uh] /ˈθi ə/
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Thea drew back her shoulders, relaxed them instinctively, and sang.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • And Thea had almost fainted with grief in her dressing-room when she read the letter.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • Ray had no very clear idea of what might be going on in Thea's head, but he knew that something was.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • My dear Thea—how did this—this friendship—between you and Eilert Lovborg come about?

    Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
  • As long as old Mrs. Kohler lived, she used always to translate what it said about Thea in the German papers she sent.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
Word Origin and History for Thea

fem. proper name, from Greek thea "goddess," fem. equivalent of theos "god," from PIE root *dhes-, root of words applied to various religious concepts, e.g. Latin feriae "holidays," festus "festive," fanum "temple."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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