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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name.


French Denise, from Latin Dionysia, feminine form of Dionysius, a male name of Ancient Greek origin indicating "Dedication to Dionysus". Dionysus is the mythological Greek god of wine responsible for growth of the vines and the originator of winemaking. (Wiktionary)



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