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  • proper noun A female given name.

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From Latin Zenobia, from Ancient Greek Ζηνοβία, name of a third century Queen of Palmyra. Ostensibly from Ζήνων (Zēnōn), an ancient derivative of Ζεύς (Zeus), but probably a rendering of some Arabic name like زينب. First recorded as an English given name in Cornwall in 1586.

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