See also: augusta, augustā, and Augustą

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Etymology

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From Latin Augusta, feminine of Augustus. The places are mostly named for British royalty.

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Augusta

  1. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1993, Margaret Atwood, Robber Bride, Virago Press, published 2013, →ISBN, page 48:
      August, Charis named her, because that's when she was born. Warm breezes, baby powder, languorous heat, the smell of mown hay. Such a soft name. Too soft for her daughter, who has added an a. Augusta, she is now — a very different resonance. Marble statues, Roman noses, tight-lipped commanding mouths.
  2. A number of places in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Woodruff County, Arkansas.
    2. A city, the county seat of Richmond County, in east-central Georgia; also see Disgusta.
    3. A village in Illinois.
    4. A city in Butler County, Kansas.
    5. A city in Kentucky.
    6. The capital city of Maine, United States and the county seat of Kennebec County.
    7. A village in Michigan.
    8. An unincorporated community in Carver County, Minnesota.
    9. A city in Missouri.
    10. A census-designated place in Montana.
    11. An unincorporated community in Sussex County, New Jersey.
    12. A town in New York.
    13. An unincorporated community in Hampshire County, West Virginia.
    14. A city in Wisconsin.
    15. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Augusta Township.
  3. A township in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, eastern Ontario, Canada.
  4. A town in Sicily, Italy.
  5. A town in Western Australia.
  6. (rare) A habitational surname from Italian, from the town in Sicily.
  7. (rare) A male given name transferred from the surname or place name.

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Catalan

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Augusta m

  1. a female given name

Danish

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Augusta

  1. a female given name of Latin origin

Faroese

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Augusta f

  1. a female given name

Usage notes

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Matronymics

  • son of Augusta: Augustuson
  • daughter of Augusta: Augustudóttir

Declension

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Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Augusta
Accusative Augustu
Dative Augustu
Genitive Augustu

German

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Augusta

  1. a female given name from Latin

Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /awˈɡu.sta/
  • Rhymes: -usta
  • Hyphenation: Au‧gù‧sta

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Augusta f

  1. Augsburg (a city in Bavaria, Germany)
  2. a female given name

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Latin

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Etymology

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Feminine form of Augustus.

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Augusta f (genitive Augustae); first declension

  1. an honorific title given to the wives of Roman Emperors
  2. The name of several ancient towns, such as Augusta Praetōria (modern day Aosta), Augusta Taurīnōrum (modern day Turin) or Augusta Vindelicōrum (modern day Augsburg)

Declension

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Augusta Augustae
Genitive Augustae Augustārum
Dative Augustae Augustīs
Accusative Augustam Augustās
Ablative Augustā Augustīs
Vocative Augusta Augustae

Descendants

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  • Franco-Provençal: Aoûta

References

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  • Augusta”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Augusta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Polish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /awˈɡus.ta/
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  • Rhymes: -usta
  • Syllabification: Au‧gus‧ta

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Latin Augusta.

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Augusta f (male equivalent August)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Augusta
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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Augusta m pers

  1. genitive singular of August
  2. accusative singular of August

Further reading

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  • Augusta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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  • Hyphenation: Au‧gus‧ta

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Augusta f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Augusta
  2. Augusta (a city, the state capital of Maine, United States)

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Augusta c (genitive Augustas)

  1. a female given name of Latin origin