Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun a general geographical term used by some Greek and Roman authors of ancient period for a district of wide extent between Central Asia and the Indus River, comprehending the eastern provinces of the Achaemenid Empire that covered entire modern-day Afghanistan, east and southeast of Iran, Tajikistan and northwestern Pakistan

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  • noun city in Tunisia

Etymologies

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Modern simplification of Arianna, Ariane and Arianne, all forms of the Greek name Ariadne ("most holy"; Cretan Greek αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "holy"). There has been some confusion with the similar sounding and equally fashionable Adriana and Adrienne.

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Examples

  • He has a tattoo on his neck of the name Ariana and another on his right leg of the word Pothead.

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  • Ariana is notorious, but she’s more of an online media mogul than what I’d think of as a “blogger”.

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  • Right now I think the Ariana is the only one that I could hide my rolls a bit more in.

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  • It said a U.S. official confirmed there was an attack on a facility previously known as the Ariana hotel.

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  • It said a U.S. official confirmed there was an attack on a facility previously known as the Ariana hotel.

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  • The Ariana, which is carrying 35,000 tons of soya, was attacked northwest of the Seychelles about 250 nautical mile from the Indian Ocean islands.

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  • Clearly the idea of Ariana missing a day of Daniel’s precious Christmas plans was unacceptable to her.

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  • Clearly the idea of Ariana missing a day of Daniel’s precious Christmas plans was unacceptable to her.

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  • The Director of Alloceans Shipping, a Greek shipping firm announced that the pirates had freed 'Ariana' and its crew members when the company succeeded in paying the ransom after seven months in captivity.

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  • 'Ariana' and its crew members when the company succeeded in paying the ransom after seven months in captivity.

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