Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Medieval Latinized form of some Old Saxon name, possibly Germanic hrod "fame" + wynn "joy". It was revived after Walter Scott used it in his novel Ivanhoe (1819). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The one called Rowena, the only one of them that was more than pretty, that was actually beautiful, sat slumped at the table.

    The Night Dance

  • Jeff over at Speedkill (fellow TLC member) nails some ignorant homophobes, including a certain Rowena Duncan, who have been writing letters to the editor in Bozeman, Montana: No one is asking Ms. Duncan to become a homosexual.

    December 2003

  • I found this brief bio on "Rowena": Rowena Morrill, better known as Rowena, is one of the top cover illustrators in science fiction and fantasy.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Whatever they're calling Rowena now, it's not manic-depressive!

    Jinx High

  • Wednesdays and Sundays, or at Oasis Christian Books and Gifts, 512 S. Beeline Highway, Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call Rowena at (928) 472-8827 or (928) 970-0082 or Betty at (928)

    Payson Roundup stories

  • (Soundbite of song, "Rowena") Mr. �WAINWRIGHT: (Singing) Rowena, my darling, please don't let me down.

    Loudon Wainwright's 'Charlie Poole Project'

  • The Charlie Poole tribute has some original songs that you wrote as tributes to Charlie Poole or in the manner of the kind of song that he performed, and one of the songs is called "Rowena," and I think it's really in the spirit of the sentimental songs on this CD, and there's a great story behind it that I'd like you to tell.

    Loudon Wainwright's 'Charlie Poole Project'

  • This is "Rowena," and this is from Loudon Wainwright's new CD, "High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project."

    Loudon Wainwright's 'Charlie Poole Project'

  • "Rowena" is Rowena Long Taylor, who was my maternal grandmother.

    Loudon Wainwright's 'Charlie Poole Project'

  • "Rowena, " said Boots, -had the making of a marvelous Golden Courtesan and Telitsia, here, I am certain, will become my finest Brigella.

    Cinnamon Roll

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