ursula, st

Ursula

[ur-suh-luh, urs-yoo-]
noun
1.
Saint, a legendary British princess who, with 11,000 virgins, is said to have been martyred by the Huns at Cologne.
2.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “bear.”
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Ursula (ˈɜːsjʊlə)
 
n
Saint. a legendary British princess of the fourth or fifth century ad, said to have been martyred together with 11 000 virgins by the Huns at Cologne. Feast day: Oct 21

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Ursula
fem. proper name, from L. Ursula, dim. of ursa "she-bear" (see ursine).
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