Ege·​ria i-ˈjir-ē-ə How to pronounce Egeria (audio)
: a woman who is an adviser or a companion

Examples of Egeria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The name also nods to the nymph Egeria from Roman mythology, who was a counselor to kings. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 13 Jan. 2022 The cave-church is probably the one described in a fourth-century account of Nazareth by the pilgrim Egeria, according to the research. James Rogers, Fox News, 25 Nov. 2020 Historical development The earliest evidence for a Palm Sunday procession comes from a late fourth-century religious woman named Egeria, who recorded her experiences on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for her community in Spain. Joanne M. Pierce, The Conversation, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History


Latin, a nymph who advised the legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Egeria was in 1621

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“Egeria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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