Veronica

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See also: veronica and Verónica

Translingual[edit]

Veronica montana

Etymology[edit]

From Veronica ‎(name), 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

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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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 Saint Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus on the way to Calvary.

Proper noun[edit]

Veronica

  1. A female given name.
    • 2007 Anne Enright, The Gathering, Jonathan Cape, ISBN 9780224078733, 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.

Verb[edit]

Veronica ‎(third-person singular simple present Veronicas, present participle Veronicaing, simple past and past participle Veronicaed)

  1. A bullfighting maneuver where the muleta is drawn over and away from the bull's face. So called because of the actions resemblance to that associated with St. Veronica's veil.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
      Slothrop sweeps aside, gives him a quick veronica with his cape, sticks his foot out and trips the kid, who lies on the ground cursing....


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Veronica

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

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Veronica c

  1. Veronica. A female given name.