Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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German Elsa, contraction of Elisabeth, occasionally used in English after its appearance in Wagner's opera Lohengrin (1847).

Examples

  • Elsa is not willing to mess up a real child like her mother did to her (though becoming a genetic engineer is surely not the worst fate someone can have), but a mutant child may be another can of worms altogether.

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  • It was a 2006 pinot grigio that went by the name Elsa's Vineyard School of the Plains, inspired, Schoener said, by an experience in the Collio, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeastern Italy, one of his favorite wine regions.

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  • "Elsa" - Akhmerova, Albert's wife, American, a Soviet citizen.

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  • I warn you there’s some fairly slushy stuff and I do seem to have come down with Elsa Syndrome, but speaking as a former lame chick who spent time in Elsa’s airing cupboard of friendship I don’t think it’s such a bad thing: it’s nice to be nice.

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  • There's the flirty, charming, manipulative Viva (Bulle Ogier); the harsh, sexually ambiguous Leni (Juliet Berto), who sometimes dresses like a man and dances with women; the stolid proletarian working woman Jeanne (Nicole Garcia), who disguises her common origins with the more stylish name Elsa; the naïve but resourceful young Lucie (Hermine Karagheuz).

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  • Nine years slipped away in this manner, when one day the lady called Elsa into her room.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • K. would also go, once a week, to see a girl called Elsa who worked as a waitress in a wine bar through the night until late in the morning.

    The Trial

  • By his first wife the peasant had a daughter called Elsa, a good quiet girl, who only wanted to live in peace, but this her stepmother would not allow.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • What was distasteful in Clotho's terms Elsa attempted to reduce to insignificance by a disciplined arrangement of her thoughts and emotions.

    The King's Mirror

  • Perhaps she was mistaken, but at the bottom of her heart she could not but feel that her Elsa was a failure.

    Evelyn Innes

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