Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The feminine form of the suffix -in, -ine, in the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, New Latin, and Latin form, occurring in some English words adopted from or formed after one or another of these languages, as in farina, ragina, and other original Latin nouns. This suffix is common in New Latin feminine generic and specific names.
  • n. A suffix of Latin or New Latin names of groups of animals, being properly adjectives in the neuter plural, with animalia (animals) understood, as in Anoplotherina, Siderina, etc.

Etymologies

Short form of given names ending in -ina, e.g. Georgina, Christina, Wilhelmina. (Wiktionary)

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