Teresa

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See also: Têrêsa

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First recorded as the name of a fourth-century Spanish saint. Of obscure origin; suggestions include Therasia or Thera, ancient name of the Greek island Thira.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /təˈɹiː.sə/, /təˈɹiː.zə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːsə, -iːzə

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, the Spanish and Italian form of Theresa.
    • 1980 Laura Furman: The Glass House, a Novella and Stories. Viking Press 1980. →ISBN page 76:
      My friends call me Terry. My husband always used my full name, Teresa. He said it made him feel like he was married to a foreign woman.
    • 1999 Ed McBain, The Big Bad City, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 139:
      Cynthia and Melinda, reduced to Cindy and Mindy, as Carella had dreaded would happen from the moment she named them. Her older daughter had fared better. Tess, modern and sleek for Teresa, which conjured up cobblestoned streets in a mountain village in Potenza.
  2. A municipality of Rizal, Philippines.

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Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Teresa

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Teresa: Teresuson
  • daughter of Teresa: Teresudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Teresa
Accusative Teresu
Dative Teresu
Genitive Teresu

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [teˈʁeːza]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Te‧re‧sa

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f (genitive Teresa)

  1. A female given name, variant of Theresa

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f

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

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Teresiă.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f (diminutive Tereska)

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • Teresa in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Teresa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Teresa

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Teresa.


Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Suggestions include Therasia or Thera, ancient name of the Greek island Thira.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /teˈɾesa/, [t̪eˈɾe.sa]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Teresa

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Tagalog[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Teresa

  1. A municipality of Rizal, Philippines.