Valentine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Valentinus, from valeō (I am strong, healthy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvæləntaɪn/
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  • Hyphenation: Val‧en‧tine

Proper noun[edit]

Valentine

  1. Saint Valentine
  2. A male given name from Latin in quiet but steady use since the 16th century.
  3. An English and Scottish surname derived from the male given name.
  4. A female given name from Latin occasionally borrowed from French.
  5. A city, the county seat of Cherry County, Nebraska, United States.
  6. A small town in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States, named for its founding date, Valentine's Day.

Noun[edit]

Valentine (plural Valentines)

  1. Alternative form of valentine
    • c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      : Act IV, Scene V:
      To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day, / All in the morning betime, / And I a maid at your window, / To be your Valentine.
    • 2012 August 5, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “I Love Lisa” (season 4, episode 15; originally aired 02/11/1993)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      Valentine’s Day means different things for different people. For Homer, it means forking over a hundred dollars for a dusty box of chocolates at the Kwik-E-Mart after characteristically forgetting the holiday yet again. For Ned, it’s another opportunity to prove his love for his wife. Most germane to the episode, for Lisa, Valentine’s Day means being the only person in her entire class to give Ralph a Valentine after noticing him looking crestfallen and alone at his desk.

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Valentine f

  1. a female given name, feminine form of Valentin

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Valentine m

  1. Valentine