Ursula

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See also: Uršula and Úrsula

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name of a fourth century saint, Latin Ursula, from ursa (female bear) and -ula (diminutive suffix), meaning "little she-bear".

Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name.
    • 1600, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III:Scene I:
      Whisper her ear, and tell her , I and Ursula / Walk in the orchard, and our whole discourse / Is all of her;
    • 1857 Dinah Craik, John Halifax, Gentleman, Chapter III:
      "Is her name Ursula?" And I called to mind the little girl who had tried to give some bread to the hungry John Halifax, and whose cry of pain we heard as the door shut upon her. Poor little lady! how sorry I was.

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Translations[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Ursula.

Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name.

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Ursula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈursulɑ
  • Hyphenation: Ur‧su‧la

Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name.
    • 1961 Maria Partanen. Valkeat talot, WSOY, page 84:
      Ja kaikki tekivät ehdotuksia. Minäkin olisin halunnut oikein kauniin nimen vauvalle mutta en saanut sitä sanotuksi, kukaan ei kysynyt minulta. Ja äiti sanoi:
      —Pannaankos Ursula Genoveva.
      Kaikki nauroivat mutta minun sydämessä tuntui ihan tuska. Hädissäni minä juoksin makuukamariin äidin sängyn alle ja rukoilin: hyvä Jumala elä anna niiden antaa vauvalle sellasta nimmee. Minä ihan itkin: Ursula Genoveva. Se oli kauhea, se oli ihan julma hyi se oli inhottava nimi.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Ursula in the Middle Ages.

Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Very popular in German speaking countries from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Ursula. First recorded in Sweden in 1477.

Proper noun[edit]

Ursula

  1. A female given name.

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