Theresa

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Theresa

  1. A female given name , an alteration of Teresa, first used in Spain, supposedly derived from the Ancient Greek name of the island of Thera in Greece.
    • 1810, Tales of real life: forming a sequel to miss Edgeworth's Tales of fashionable life (Henry Colburn, London), volume 1, page 72:
      "Theresa!" exclaimed the stranger, "is your name Theresa?" asked she, a death-like paleness at the same time overspreading her countenance.
      "Is this name so frightful to you?" enquired the recluse.
      "Frightful!" rejoined the stranger, "O, no, I venerate it, like the name of a saint. I had once an unknown friend, whose name was Theresa.
    • 1976, Anne Tyler: Searching for Caleb (Berkley Books, New York, 1983, ISBN 0-425-09876-1), page 7:
      "Theresa,", he said. "I never cared for that name."
      Justine nodded, chewing.
      "I don't like difficult names. I don't like foreignness."
      "Perhaps they're Catholic," Justine said.

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Theresa

  1. A female given name, cognate to Teresa.

Related terms[edit]