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Meaning of laura

lau•ra

Pronunciation: (läv'rä Eng. lä'vr&schwa), [key]
— n. Gk. Orth. Ch.
  1. a monastery consisting formerly of a group of cells or huts for monks who met together for meals and worship.

Lau•ra

Pronunciation: (lôr'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “laurel.”
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