Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Sylvia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Sylviidae: warblers

Etymologies

Feminine form of Silvius, from Latin silva ("forest"). In myths, Rhea Silvia was the mother of famous twins Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. 6th-century saint Silvia was the mother of the pope Gregory the Great. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Danyers began to see how many threads of his complex mental tissue the poet had owed to the blending of her temperament with his; in a certain sense Silvia had herself created the _Sonnets to Silvia_.

    The Greater Inclination

  • Thurio first approached, and attempted to seize Silvia, saying, “Silvia is mine.

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • Silvia is also working on her first novel and be found online at www. silviamoreno-garcia.com.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • By page 5 Silvia is a fox and I found myself wondering how on earth Garnett was going to keep this interesting.

    #35 Lady Into Fox by David Garnett « 1979 Semi-Finalist…

  • Donna Silvia is sitting on the grass-plot with her distaff; she is alone; there is no one else at home on the farm.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • Donna Silvia is shaking in every limb as she serves up her macaroni.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • According to Kenji Shimokaze, a manager in the business research department, “The Silvia was the first example where young managers really made decisions and also where we invited an outside fashion designer to help with the model.”

    CORPORATE CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE

  • The Judge finished reading the letter, and called Silvia to the bench, where they held a whispered conversation with the district attorney, glancing once or twice toward the little group of witnesses where the large man sat.

    An American Suffragette

  • Silvia, that is lost to me, will look on you with favor, I promise that

    Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

  • "We're going to have a sail," called Silvia over her shoulder, so they all followed, Alexia among the rest, with no time for anything else.

    Five Little Peppers at School

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