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PronouncedPron.klə-RIS-ə English

Meaning & History

Latinate form of CLARICE. This was the name of the title character in a 1748 novel by Samuel Richardson. In the novel Clarissa is a virtuous woman who is tragically exploited by her family and her lover.
VariantsClarice English Clarisa Spanish
Other Languages & CulturesClarisse French Claritia Late Roman


Claymore characters, Infinite Stratos characters, literature, Shadowhunters characters
Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute