See also: delia and délia

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Proper nounEdit

Delia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Anthomyiidae – certain flies.

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek Δήλῐᾰ (Dḗlia), epithet of the goddess Artemis, referring to her birth on the island of Delos.

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Delia

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • ~1886 William Ernest Henley, A Ballade of Ladies' Names, Gleeson White:Ballades and Rondeaus, Read Books 1887, page 19:
      Sentiment hallows the vowels of Delia; /Sweet simplicity breathes from Rose;
    • 1995 Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years, Knopf, →ISBN, page 8:
      "I'm Delia Grinstead," she told him. - - - "I don't believe I've ever run into a Delia before." "Well, it's Cordelia, really. My father named me that."
  2. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  3. A city in Kansas.
  4. A municipality of Sicily, Italy.

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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek Δήλῐᾰ (Dḗlia), epithet of Artemis. Also used as a short form of the rare given name Adelia.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdelja/, [ˈd̪elja]

Proper nounEdit

Delia f

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