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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.glawr-ee-AN-ə
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Meaning & History

Elaborated form of Latin gloria meaning "glory". In Edmund Spenser's poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590) this was the name of the title character, a representation of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Edmund Spenser characters, literature
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute