Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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Anglicized spelling of Síle, the Irish form of Cecilia.

Examples

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  • "When Tunisian traders on the Malabar Coast asked Vasco da Gama's sailors what had brought them so far, they replied 'Christians and spices.'"

    --Joyce Appleby, Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2013), p. 96

    December 28, 2016