Veronica

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Veronica (Veronica), probably after Saint Veronica, possibly for because of the flowers of some European species resembling the image on the Veil of Veronica in some way

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Veronica f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Plantaginaceae – many species of herbaceous plants, many with blue flowers, including speedwells.

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin form of Berenice, from Ancient Greek Φερενίκη (Phereníkē). Influenced by the Church Latin phrase vera icon ("true image") associated with the legend of the veil of Saint Veronica, who wiped the face of Jesus on the way to Calvary, resulting in an image of his face miraculously appearing on the veil. Doublet of Berenice.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vəˈɹɒnɪkə/
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Proper noun[edit]

Veronica

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 2007 Anne Enright, The Gathering, Jonathan Cape, →ISBN, page 128:
      My own name, Veronica — an ugly enough thing I had always thought, it sounded like either the ointment or the disease — was one her great favourites. St Veronica wiped the face of Christ on the road to Calvary and He left His face on her tea towel. Or the picture of His face. It was the first-ever photograph, she said.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late variant of Berenīcē, influenced by Ecclesiastical Latin vera icon. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Proper noun[edit]

Veronīca f (genitive Veronīcae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) A female given name

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Veronīca Veronīcae
Genitive Veronīcae Veronīcārum
Dative Veronīcae Veronīcīs
Accusative Veronīcam Veronīcās
Ablative Veronīcā Veronīcīs
Vocative Veronīca Veronīcae

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Norwegian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Veronica

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

Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Veronica f

  1. A female given name.

Swedish[edit]

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Veronica c (genitive Veronicas)

  1. Veronica. A female given name.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Verónica.

Proper noun[edit]

Veronica

  1. A female given name from Spanish