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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Theodora 508?-548. Byzantine empress (525-548) as the wife and adviser of Justinian I.

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  • proper n. A female given name, most famously borne by two empresses of Byzantium.

Etymologies

From the Ancient Greek feminine form of Theodore. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Across the street, Desiree Gruber and Stefani Greenfield were celebrating the opening of the Stuart Weitzman store where handbags, scarves, jewelry and shoes they design under the name Theodora & Callum will be sold this summer.

    In East Hampton, Ushering in New Shops

  • While Theodora's appointment is considered a great honor by her friends, family and fellow students, all of whom would love to be in Theodora's space shoes, there is a problem: Theodora never actually enrolled in the IASA.

    REVIEW: D.A. by Connie Willis

  • Ludovic had to deposit himself in Theodora's new wicker rocker, where he looked and felt lamentably out of place.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • "And do you call her Theodora?" asked Lothair, rather dryly.

    Lothair

  • 77 The remaining history of images, from Irene to Theodora, is collected, for the Catholics, by

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 35 The prudence of Theodora is celebrated by Justinian himself; and his laws are attributed to the sage counsels of his most reverend wife whom he had received as the gift of the Deity.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Alemannus (p. 12, 13) understands of Theophanes as civil language, which does not imply either piety or repentance; yet two years after her death, St. Theodora is celebrated by Paul Silentiarius, (in proem.v. 58 40

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • He called Theodora a "sly baggage," and proposed that she should give him her earnings to invest in a new patent grease-trap company.

    April Showers

  • From Theodora, in little more than a hundred years, descended five Popes and a line of sovereign Counts, ending in Peter, the first ancestor of the Colonna who took the name; and, from her also, by the marriage of her second daughter, called Theodora like herself, the

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

  • Do a Google search on Theodora and handbag; there are a lot of bags that have "Theodora" as part of their name.

    Gold Alligators

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