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Sophie

See also: sophie

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The French equivalent, and also an English pet form, of Sophia, from Ancient Greek σοφία (sophía, wisdom).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sophie

  1. A female given name.
    • 1832 Barry Cornwall, English Songs, 1851, LXXXV ("To Sophie"):
      Wilt thou be a nun, Sophie? / Nothing but a nun? / Is it not a better thing / With thy friends to laugh and sing?
    • 1991 Julian Barnes, Talking It Over, ISBN 0-224-03157-0 page 241, 252:
      No, like a small child, my daughter, Sophie Anne Louise. We gave her three names, all of which exist in English as well as in French, so she can change her name just by changing her accent. - - -
      Sophie Anne Louise. It is a bit pretentious, do you not find? Maybe it is better in English. Sophie Anne Louise. No, it still sounds like one of Queen Victoria's grandchildren.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Sophia.
    • 1995, Marilyn Seguin, The Bell Keeper: The story of Sophia and the Massacre of the Indians at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, in 1782, page 8,
      Sophia landed on her behind on the soft moss that lined the river bank. "Besides, you don't win yet, Sophie," he said. "I have one more stone still."

Etymology 2Edit

See Sophy

NounEdit

Sophie (plural Sophies)

  1. Archaic spelling of Sophy[1] (title of a Safavid dynasty shah):
    • 1980, Roger Savory, Iran under the Safavids, Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521224833, published 2007, page 259:
      The Safavid shahs were commonly termed by Western writers "Sophie", "Sophy", "Sophi" or "Soffi". All these terms were probably corruptions of Ṣafī, the name of the founder of the Safavid Order, rather than of Ṣūfī, as the Safavid supporters called themselves.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sophy, n.1” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sophie

  1. A female given name, variant of Sofie.

FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sophie f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Sophia.
  2. (geography, archaic) the capital city of Bulgaria

SynonymsEdit


GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sophie

  1. A female given name, variant of Sophia

NormanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sophie f

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

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Sophie

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Sofie.