Elizabeth[ē liz′ə bət̸h, i-]
- a feminine name: dim. Bess, Bessie, Beth, Betsy, Betty, Elsie, Libby, Lisa, Liz; var. Elisabeth, Eliza
- Bible the mother of John the Baptist and a kinswoman of Mary: Luke 1
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin Elizabetha ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Elisabet ; from Classical Hebrew (language) elisheva, literally , God is (my) oath
- 1533-1603; queen of England (1558-1603): daughter of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn
- (born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) 1926-; queen of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (1952-); head of the Commonwealth; daughter of George VI
Origin: after the wife of Sir George Carteret (1610?-80), proprietor of a colony inch(es) the region
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