- n. A transliteration of the Russian female given name Зинаида (Zinaída).
- From Russian Зинаида (Zinaída), cognate with the English historical name Zenaida, from Ancient Greek Ζηναΐς (Zēnaís), meaning "belonging to Ζεύς (Zeus)". Name of a first century saint venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church. (Wiktionary)
“But now, frozen in front of this black door, we both realize that this is the place where the garbageman must live, in the middle of this damp tunnel, in the eye of darkness, where we are no longer protected by sunlight or Zinaida Vasilievna or even screaming Aunt Polya.”
“While Raya, a girl with a red bow, wails over a collapsed sand castle that our teacher Zinaida Vasilievna is busy examining, Genka and I quietly creep out of the playground.”
“Zinaida, like most, had concentrated on the limits of pleasure.”
“Zinaida shrugged, turned off the communicator, and joined her teammates by the computer.”
“Perhaps, if Zinaida were strong enough, she might even survive until then.”
“Zinaida greeted them and turned on the subspace communicator.”
“Khan broke the embrace gently and turned toward Zinaida Chitirih-Ra-Payjh.”
“Dreaming never hurt anyone, though, and sometimes Del dreamed about Zinaida Chitirih-Ra-Payjh; in his dreams he could pretend that he was different, that he could provide whatever she asked and survive whatever she offered.”
“Carol knew that Zinaida, Genesis's mathematician, had been working on the dispersal equations until early that morning.”
“He had worked long hours on Spacelab, but it was essentially a sedentary job; the only exercise he had ever got was playing zero-gee handball with Zinaida, whom he had sometimes accused of using him as a moving wall to bounce the ball off of.”
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