Santa

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See also: santa and sánta

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsæntə/
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  • Rhymes: -æntə

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Santa (plural Santas)

  1. Santa Claus
    • 2020 December 21, Jiang, Xihao; Carlos Garcia Rawlins, “Santa welcomes visitors at winter wonderland in China's Arctic Town”, in Karishma Singh, editor, Reuters[1], archived from the original on 08 May 2022, China:
      Mohe, known as China's Arctic Town, holds the record for its lowest-ever temperature of minus 52.3 Celsius (minus 62.1 Fahrenheit), on Feb. 13, 1969.
      For most visitors, the highlight of a trip is the fulfilment of a long-held wish to meet Santa.
      "I've achieved my childhood dream," said Huang Liwen, 30, who had travelled to Mohe from Guangdong province in southern China.
      "It's a real Christmas now in Santa village, where we can see the real Santa Claus ... It was really worth the trip."
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Santa (plural Santas)

  1. A female given name from Italian

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Santa f (plural Santes)

  1. Saint (title given to a saint)

Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Santa f

  1. Saint

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Santa f (masculine Santo)

  1. Saint

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in early 20th century. Possibly from Latin sancta (holy), or a variant of Sandra.

Proper noun[edit]

Santa f

  1. a female given name

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [2] Population Register of Latvia: Santa was the only given name of 5680 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

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Santa f (uncountable)

  1. title given to a female saint

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Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsanta/, [ˈsãn̪.t̪a]

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Santa f sg

  1. Saint (title), feminine singular of San

Tagalog[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Santa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: San‧ta
  • IPA(key): /ˈsanta/, [ˈsɐn.tɐ]

Noun[edit]

Santa (masculine Santo/San)

  1. title used with the name of female saints: Saint; St.

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Santa (masculine Santo)

  1. alternative letter case for santa when referring to an important figure, item, or event which had a feminine gender in Spanish: Holy

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