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Clarissa

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Etymology

A Latinate form of Clarice, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Claritia, a fanciful medieval variant of Clara.

Proper noun

Singular
Clarissa

Plural
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Clarissa

  1. A female given name

Quotations

  • 1748 Samuel Richardson: Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady:
    My wife's maiden name - Unmarried name, I should rather say - - - was Harlowe - Clarissa Harlowe - you heard me call her my Clarissa -
    I did - but I thought it to be a feigned or a love-name, said Miss Rawlins. - - -
    No - it was her real name, I said.

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