from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name, regularly used in English since the mid-twentieth century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spice consisting of equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, and coriander-seeds, with half the quantity of aniseed and fennel-seed, all powdered. It is a favorite condiment with Italians.


Of Slavic origin, mainly from Russian Тамара, name of a 12th century saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, cognate with English biblical Tamar, from Hebrew תמר (tāmār, "date palm"). (Wiktionary)


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