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  • proper n. Camellia.
  • proper n. A female given name, short for Dorothea and Theodora. Rather rare in English.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of plants found in China and Japan; the tea plant.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Gaiptman confirmed the school had copies of an Ontario birth certificate and Canadian passport under the name Thea Whelan. - Home Page

  • They dressed, for some reason facing away from each other, then kissed on either cheek, as though in Europe and not in fact sudden lovers, and then without another word Thea left, hurrying out to Irving Place and passing Gramercy Park with its curved rails and clusterings of tiny leaves poking out from the frost and its throngs of nannies and young children in snowsuits who were entirely ignorant of love, and sex, and choosing someone, and so much else in life that was still waiting.

    The Position

  • Keep in mind that Thea is a much nicer, calmer, and generally more patient person than I am, thus my amusement.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • TRIN: I've already listed some of my favourite books of 2008 in Thea and Anna's Smugglivus post, but as soon as that list was posted, I realised I forgot to include some of the other books I've read last year as well.

    The ULTIMATE (and somewhat bloated) Best Of 2008 List [part 7] - THE RoSF LIST

  • Well, she gets very upset when we call her Thea: MY NAME IS ARIEL.

    my dinner with Ariel | the blog of author, illustrator and designer Kris Waldherr

  • A few beers later, you will discover she knows Krista/Thea from the Twin-Oaks commune in Virginia.

    Boing Boing: January 5, 2003 - January 11, 2003 Archives

  • And suddenly they surged in, parting Thea from the Rough; while some pulled him back others dragged Young Gerard forward, till he stood where the bridegroom had stood; and in that seething throng of mockery he felt her clinging helplessly to him, and his arm went round her.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • She called Thea to come and look at a bantam egg, which she held up proudly.

    The song of the lark

  • Greater Victoria School District superintendent John Gaiptman showed CBC News photocopies of an Ontario birth certificate and a Canadian passport, both in the name of Thea Whalen.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • They called Thea "that preacher's girl," but the demonstrative was misplaced, for when they spoke of Mr. Kronborg they called him "the Methodist preacher."

    The song of the lark


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