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  • proper noun A female given name, in quiet use since the Middle Ages.

Etymologies

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From Latin Octāvia, feminine form of the gens name Octāvius, from octavus ("the eighth").

Examples

  • Octavius, he was himself Octavius, not Octavianus, as his sister was Octavia (so Pliny the Elder writes, "Marcellus _Octavia_" not Octaviana, "sorore Augusti genitus" N.H. XIX.

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  • Octavia is always insightful and knowledgeable about the stories she reports on.

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  • The follower from Rome, whom she kick progressing for unwelcome news, right widely separated delicately tells her what she wants to hear: Octavia is short, has a low forehead, is lifeless in speech, as good as worst/best of all, she is thirty!

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  • The follower from Rome, whom she kick progressing for unwelcome news, right widely separated delicately tells her what she wants to hear: Octavia is short, has a low forehead, is lifeless in speech, as good as worst/best of all, she is thirty!

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  • Octavia is the most natural of the three, a child who understands the politics of recess while being utterly powerless to affect them to her own advantage.

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  • Octavia is the most natural of the three, a child who understands the politics of recess while being utterly powerless to affect them to her own advantage.

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  • Octavia is clearly Jones 'favorite, a fictional character written into the world Jones actually grew up in.

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  • Octavia is clearly Jones 'favorite, a fictional character written into the world Jones actually grew up in.

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  • I sensed a deep loneliness in Octavia, but also humor, vast intelligence, and a level of investment in her craft that was simply phenomenal ...

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  • I sensed a deep loneliness in Octavia, but also humor, vast intelligence, and a level of investment in her craft that was simply phenomenal ...

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