Beatrice

See also: Béatrice

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Either 1) from the Latin Beatrix, name of early Christian saints, from beatrix (she who makes happy), or 2) from viatrix (“female wayfarer, traveller”), influenced by beata.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiː(ə)tɹɪs/, /biˈætrɪs/

Proper nounEdit

Beatrice

  1. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      :Scene II:
      I, with your two helps, will so practise on Benedick that, in despite of his quick wit and his queasy stomach, he shall fall in love with Beatrice.
    • 1797 William Roscoe, The Life of Lorenzo di Medici, London 1797, Chapter II:
      Petrarca had his Laura, and Dante his Beatrice, but Lorenzo has studiously concealed the name of the sovereign of his affections.
    • 2001 Anne Tyler, Alfred A. Knopf 2001, Back When We Were Grownups, →ISBN, page 132:
      "Seventeen years old - a senior in high school. Beatrice, her name is."
      Beatrice! Rebecca was struck dumb with admiration. Beatrice would be a female version of Tristram. Rebecca pictured her in a modest muslin dress from the nineteeth century, although she knew that was unlikely.
  2. A city, the county seat of Gage County, Nebraska, United States.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used in the Middle Ages and once again popular around 1900.

TranslationsEdit


GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Beatrice

  1. A female given name, Italian and English variant of Beatrix

ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Beatrice f

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Proper nounEdit

Beātrīce

  1. ablative singular of Beātrīx

RomanianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Beatrice f

  1. A female given name from Beatrice.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Beatrice c (genitive Beatrices)

  1. A female given name of Latin origin, used since the 19th century.