Laura meaning

lôrə
(Roman Catholic Church) A number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.
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(Eastern Orthodox Church) A cluster of cells or caves for hermits, with a church and sometimes a refectory at the centre.
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A female given name.
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(person, proper) A feminine name: dim. Laurie; var. Loretta, Lori, Lorinda.
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Origin of laura

  • From Late Latin saint's name Laura, from the feminine form of laurus (“laurel tree"). A post-classical name made famous by Petrarch's sonnets to Laura in the fourteenth century.

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  • From Late Latin laura, from Ancient Greek λαύρα (laura, “lane, path")

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