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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ῥόδη ‎(Rhódē, woman from Rhodes) or ῥόδον ‎(rhódon, rose).

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Rhoda

  1. A female given name.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Acts 12:13-14:
      And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
    • 1970 Patrick White, The Vivisector, Viking Press, page 13:
      'One little girl. Her name is Rhoda.'
      'What? Roader?' The others all looked suspicious of a name nobody had ever heard.
      'It's in the Bible,' he said.

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