Erica

See also: erica

TranslingualEdit

Erica sinerea

EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐρείκη (ereikē)

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Erica f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Ericaceae — the heaths and heathers.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Salticidae — certain jumping spiders.

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EtymologyEdit

Feminine form of Eric, ultimately from Old Norse. The name has also been associated with the flower genus.

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Erica

  1. A female given name.
    • 1994 Erica Jong: Fear of Fifty: page 140:
      But Erica Mann Jong is, alas, just as patriarchal as Erica Jong. When Thomas Mann's daughter, Erika, was alive, the confusion of names bothered me. My parents had met and admired Thomas Mann. They loved his daughter's name and wished creativity upon me. Erica means white flower in German, and queen in old Scandinavian, but to them, it meant writer.

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Erica

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

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Erica

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Erika.
Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 01:01