Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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Variant of Jasmine, often representing a transliteration of the corresponding Arabic and Persian names.

Examples

  • Operated by mother-daughter team Lamia and Yasmina Jacobs, this Paramus-based shop and café just introduced three varieties of fruit-and-nut-studded slabs.

    The (Trick or) Treats

  • Together they portrayed nude bodies in movement, onto which Yasmina would later paint Arabic calligraphy and henna patterns.

    Melanie Courbet: Marco Guerra's New Body of Work

  • Despite wickedly honed turns from the likes of Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly, the film doesn't quite work, unable to bust through its origins as a stage piece by Yasmina Reza.

    Erica Abeel: Apocalypse: If Not Now, Maybe Next Week?

  • Based on Yasmina Reza 's "God of Carnage," which earned the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, "Carnage" tells the story of two Brooklyn couples who are brought together after their children are involved in a playground fight.

    Polanski Film to Open New York Film Fest

  • As voting began Tuesday in Monrovia, two U.N. helicopters hung overhead and armored convoys circled the city, according to U.N. spokeswoman Yasmina Bouziane.

    Liberians Vote Despite Boycott

  • A claustrophobic quartet for strident voices, "Carnage" was adapted from Yasmina Reza's play, "God of Carnage," and directed by Roman Polanski, who collaborated with the playwright on the script.

    Stylish Spectacle Makes This 'Mission' Possible

  • The film is based on the Yasmina Reza's hit play "God of Carnage," which was a major success on Broadway.

    Film, Food, Franzen and a Flurry of Festivals

  • "Mmm … Francis Bacon?" says Kate Winslet to Jodie Foster, leafing through a coffee-table book devoted to the master of the cramped interior and the silent scream, "cruelty and splendour, chaos and balance …" Later she will vomit violently and at considerable length all over this same book but for now, she's offering a neat summary of the virtues of Roman Polanski's toothsomely claustrophobic Carnage, from Yasmina Reza's stage play.

    Roman Polanski's Carnage is a joyously unpleasant film

  • The mission's mandate expires in September, although the U.N. may extend it on a year-to-year basis, according to U.N. spokeswoman Yasmina Bouziane.

    Liberia President Wins Second Term

  • Yasmina, not Yasmin, Reza wrote the play Carnage in which (homophone alert) "the famous wretch was enacted every night" ("Sickos", Trailer Trash, New Review).

    For the record

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