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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Nymphalidae — brush-footed butterflies including the red admirals.
  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

New Latin from the Ancient Greek deity Φάνης (Phanes). Named by Fabricius. (Wiktionary)
Coined by Jonathan Swift for a lady friend named Esther ("Essy") Vanhomrigh. (Wiktionary)

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