Elvira

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See also: Elvíra and Elvīra

Translingual[edit]

Elvira cupreiceps

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from French Elvire, after the female subject of "A Elvire" by Alphonse de Lamartine [1866]

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.

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References[edit]

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A medieval Spanish royal name, of probably Gothic origin, and debated meaning. It became famous outside Spain after its appearance in Mozart's Don Giovanni (1787).

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira

  1. A female given name, in quiet use since the 19th century.
  2. An ancient name for the city of Granada.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira

  1. A female given name , cognate to English Elvira.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Elvira: Elviruson
  • daughter of Elvira: Elvirudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Elvira
Accusative Elviru
Dative Elviru
Genitive Elviru

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira

  1. A female given name , cognate to English Elvira.

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira f

  1. A female given name , equivalent to English Elvira.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian and Spanish Elvira. First recorded in Sweden in 1808.

Proper noun[edit]

Elvira

  1. A female given name.

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