Beatrice: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bē'u-tris, bē'tris for 1, 3 bē-a'tris for 2 for 1, 3 also It. be&secä-trē'che), [key]
— n.
  1. (in Dante's Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy) a symbolic figure developed from the person whom Dante first saw as a child and loved as an ideal of womanhood.
  2. a city in SE Nebraska. 12,891.
  3. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one who brings joy.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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