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GenderFeminine
UsageGerman
PronouncedPron.raws-VEE-ta
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and swinth "strength". This was the name of a 10th-century nun from Saxony who wrote several notable poems and dramas.
Other Languages & CulturesHrotsuitha Ancient Germanic

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Depiction of Saint RoswithaDepiction of Saint Roswitha

Categories

authors, history, poets, womens history
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute