Scheherazade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Scheherazade, from Russian Шехераза́да (Šexerazáda), from Persian شهرازاد (Šahrâzâd), alternative form of شهرزاد (Šahrzâd, literally child of the city), from شهر (šahr, city) + زاد (-zâd, child of).
Popularized by the fictional character below.

a depiction of Scheherazade and her younger sister Dunyazad

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Proper noun[edit]

Scheherazade

  1. A female given name.
  2. A fictional character, th wife and storyteller of the king Shahryar in One Thousand and One Nights.

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German[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Russian Шехераза́да (Šexerazáda), from Persian شهرازاد (Šahrâzâd), alternative form of شهرزاد (Šahrzâd, literally child of the city), from شهر (šahr, city) + زاد (-zâd, child of).
The noun is a reference to the fictional character.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃəˌheːʁaˈzaːdə/
  • Rhymes: -aːdə
  • Hyphenation: Sche‧he‧ra‧za‧de

Proper noun[edit]

Scheherazade f (genitive Scheherazade)

  1. A female given name.
  2. Scheherazade (fictional character)

Noun[edit]

Scheherazade f (genitive Scheherazade, plural Scheherazaden)

  1. A female storyteller or narrator of fairy tales.

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