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Coined name - possibly inspired by Elmira - of a Queen of Castile in C. F. Handel's opera Almira (1705) to an Italian libretto.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (rare) A female given name, in use mainly in the 18th and 19th century.
    • 1762, Almira: Being the History of a Young Lady of Good Birth and Fortune, but more Distinguish'd Merit (printed for W. Owen, 1762), page 1:
      Almira was the only daughter of a worthy merchant in the city of London.