Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name, occasionally used in English.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of leaf-beetles or chrysomelids, with short antennæ, tibiæ externally grooved, and pronotum laterally projected.

Etymologies

Short form of any female name ending in -lina, such as Angelina, Carolina, Evelina. It can also be construed as a rare feminine form of Linus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu.

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  • Lina is an adventurer and treasure hunter who travels with the very strong but rather stupid swordsman Gourry.

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  • That doesn't sound very exciting, but Lina is a fabulous character.

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  • Enter an Indian Prince Charming who wants a proper wife (which Lina is not) and things get really interesting.

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  • In a nutshell, while at her sister's wedding in India, American-raised Lina is introduced to the "bachelor from hell" as a future husband.

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  • No. 5 seed Amélie Mauresmo of France faces a stiff test in Lina Krasnoroutskaya, 19, of Russia, ranked 48th in the world and a former world junior champion.

    USATODAY.com - Around the French Open

  • First he called Lina, and opened the door of the room where the secretary sat.

    The Princess and Curdie

  • SIMON: When we got our second daughter, Lina, which is short for Paulina, we had gotten a little photograph, as we had for Elise.

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  • For Curdie, he had already, as soon as the first rumour reached him, resolved, if no other instructions came, and the king continued unable to give orders, to call Lina and the creatures, and march to meet the enemy.

    The Princess and Curdie

  • A 26-year-old resident of Damascus, the Syrian capital, who gave her name as Lina said their fight is one fight: We are unified in our resistance to dictators.

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