Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From Latin Filumena, evidently from Ancient Greek Φιλομήνη (Philomēnē). Name of an alleged early martyr whose remains were discovered in 1802 in Rome.

Examples

  • JOYCE: Philomena is a tall woman with a handsome face that doesn't reveal the things that cholera has visited upon her family.

    At Cholera Epicenter, Chaos, But Signs Of Control

  • JOYCE: Philomena is a tall woman with a handsome face that doesn't reveal the things that cholera has visited upon her family.

    At Cholera Epicenter, Chaos, But Signs Of Control

  • Thankfully Rosalind Belbin doesn't offer a talking horse but somehow you know exactly what Philomena is seeing, thinking and experiencing without her being given an actual Black Beauty voice.

    Our Horses in Egypt

  • Thankfully Rosalind Belbin doesn't offer a talking horse but somehow you know exactly what Philomena is seeing, thinking and experiencing without her being given an actual Black Beauty voice.

    Our Horses in Egypt

  • Alongside the story of war widow Griselda Romney dragging daughter Amabel and Nanny off to Egypt to track down her old horse Philomena, is the story of Philomena herself.

    Our Horses in Egypt

  • Alongside the story of war widow Griselda Romney dragging daughter Amabel and Nanny off to Egypt to track down her old horse Philomena, is the story of Philomena herself.

    Our Horses in Egypt

  • Philomena is the Ringmistress and Mr. Pennygaff will be performing an amazing diablo routine and a sword swallowing demonstration.

    View from the Northern Border

  • Philomena is the Ringmistress and Mr. Pennygaff will be performing an amazing diablo routine and a sword swallowing demonstration.

    Archive 2004-04-25

  • Which syllables should you emphasize when calling Philomena?

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • Which syllables should you emphasize when calling Philomena?

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

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