from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Teresa, Mother 1910-1997. Albanian-born Indian nun. Dedicated to relieving the suffering of India's desperately poor and dying people, she founded a Roman Catholic congregation of sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, in 1950. She won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Teresa, Saint See Saint Theresa.

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  • proper n. A female given name, the Spanish and Italian form of Theresa.

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  • n. Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)


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First recorded as the name of a fourth century Spanish saint. Of obscure origin, suggestions include Therasia or Thera, ancient name of the Greek island Thira.



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