Definitions

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

  • n. The queen of the fairies and wife of Oberon in medieval folklore.
  • n. The satellite of Uranus that is 14th in distance from the planet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Character in Shakespeare's play A Midsummer-Night's Dream, the queen of the fairies.
  • proper n. : The fourteenth and largest satellite of the planet Uranus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The queen of Fairyland, and consort of Oberon.
  • n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability
  • n. (Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore

Etymologies

From Latin Tītānia, the goddess Diana, sister to the sun, from feminine of Tītānius, of the Titans, from Tītān, Titan; see Titan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Shakespeare appears to have taken the name Titania from Ovid, [31] who uses it as an epithet of Diana, as being the sister of Sol or Helios, the

    The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'

  • The name Titania may have been derived from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses.'

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • King Oberon, played with wonderful, campy flamboyance by Kris Joseph (Rufus Wainwright could not have done better), doesn’t believe his beautiful Queen Titania is pregnant by him and so tasks two mortal/morons ‘Restes and Pomme Frites (Abbot and Costello, Estragon and Vladimir, Bob McKenzie-Inspector Clouseau) with deep-sixing the newborn.

    Mixed Review of: A Midwinter’s Dream Tale

  • Aleneil bit her lips at the notion of Titania playing the Mother of God, but that was clearly what she was doing.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • Herschel in 1787, and now called Titania and Oberon.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

  • Oberon, as it were, calls Titania to the woodland when stars are torch and candle to the sleeping world.

    Wappin' Wharf A Frightful Comedy of Pirates

  • In the brief days of her happiness those who toasted her had called her Titania for her fairy slightness and delicate beauty, but then her fair, wavy locks had been of a length that touched the ground when her woman unbound them, and she had had the color of a wild rose and the eyes of a tender little fawn.

    A Lady of Quality

  • In the brief days of her happiness those who toasted her had called her Titania for her fairy slightness and delicate beauty, but then her fair wavy locks had been of a length that touched the ground when her woman unbound them, and she had had the colour of a wild rose and the eyes of a tender little fawn.

    A Lady of Quality

  • I call her "Titania" because I can't pronounce her real name.

    Podkayne Of Mars

  • Lane and the President apparently were much amused at her verdancy, and, after a few initiative malapropisms, some pirouettes by "Titania" and our maid from the Orient, done to the shuffling of our little fortune-teller's cards, we departed, our zest stimulated, for the Gwin residence.

    A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66,

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