Definitions

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  • proper noun A transliteration of the Russian female given name Зинаида (Zinaída).

Etymologies

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From Russian Зинаида (Zinaída), cognate with the English historical name Zenaida, from Ancient Greek Ζηναΐς (Zēnaís), meaning "belonging to Ζεύς (Zeus)". Name of a first century saint venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Examples

  • While Raya, a girl with a red bow, wails over a collapsed sand castle that our teacher Zinaida Vasilievna is busy examining, Genka and I quietly creep out of the playground.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • While Raya, a girl with a red bow, wails over a collapsed sand castle that our teacher Zinaida Vasilievna is busy examining, Genka and I quietly creep out of the playground.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • But now, frozen in front of this black door, we both realize that this is the place where the garbageman must live, in the middle of this damp tunnel, in the eye of darkness, where we are no longer protected by sunlight or Zinaida Vasilievna or even screaming Aunt Polya.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • But now, frozen in front of this black door, we both realize that this is the place where the garbageman must live, in the middle of this damp tunnel, in the eye of darkness, where we are no longer protected by sunlight or Zinaida Vasilievna or even screaming Aunt Polya.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Zinaida greeted them and turned on the subspace communicator.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

  • Khan broke the embrace gently and turned toward Zinaida Chitirih-Ra-Payjh.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

  • Zinaida, like most, had concentrated on the limits of pleasure.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

  • Dreaming never hurt anyone, though, and sometimes Del dreamed about Zinaida Chitirih-Ra-Payjh; in his dreams he could pretend that he was different, that he could provide whatever she asked and survive whatever she offered.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

  • Zinaida shrugged, turned off the communicator, and joined her teammates by the computer.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

  • Perhaps, if Zinaida were strong enough, she might even survive until then.

    THE WRATH OF KHAN

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