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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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British Dictionary definitions for theresa avila

Theresa

/təˈriːzə/
noun
1.
See Teresa
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Word Origin and History for theresa avila
Theresa
fem. proper name, from Fr. Thérèse, from L. Therasia, apparently from Gk. Therasia, name of two volcanic islands, one near Sicily, one near Crete.
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