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  • proper noun A female given name in quiet use since the 1870s.

Etymologies

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From Italian Aida, made famous by the opera.

Examples

  • AIDA is the story of an Egyptian soldier, Radames, who falls in love with a Nubian slave, Aida.

    ChicagoNow

  • Plus pure, plus pure qu'un jour de printemps] or the concluding phrase of "Celeste Aida" (in _Aida_, Act I), as

    Style in Singing

  • This consciousness of their muti's potential for expansion (a potential on which their own survival would depend when they reached old age) prompted women to acquire land through any available channel, as in Aida's loose interpretation of n'wingi (mother-in-law) whereby she claimed land through the idiom of lovolo kinship even though she had never been formally married.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Nor would a young woman in Aida's positionunmarried, and looking after an aging mother as well as four children and an infant grandsonhave forgotten for a moment the matrilineal community that embraced her on the day of her birth.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Clash songs blasted, anarchists taunted "Aida"-goers, and moms, queers and Wall Street bankers told the Bush administration it must go.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • More often than not, when "A Christmas Carol" comes to the stage, it does so with the grandeur and scale of "Aida" - a massive cast, racks of elegant costumes and ornate, elaborate sets.

    PrideSource - front

  • More often than not, when "A Christmas Carol" comes to the stage, it does so with the grandeur and scale of "Aida" - a massive cast, racks of elegant costumes and ornate, elaborate sets.

    PrideSource - front

  • More often than not, when "A Christmas Carol" comes to the stage, it does so with the grandeur and scale of "Aida" - a massive cast, racks of elegant costumes and ornate, elaborate sets.

    PrideSource - front

  • In Tagalog, Aida told Ariel to be quiet and began to read Murad his rights.

    Seeds of Terror

  • In Tagalog, Aida told Ariel to be quiet and began to read Murad his rights.

    Seeds of Terror

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