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Meaning & History

Used by Voltaire for the heroine of his tragic play 'Zaïre' (1732), about a Christian woman enslaved by Muslims. The heroine is named Zara in some English translations. Voltaire may have based the name on ZAHRAH.
Other Languages & CulturesZara English Zaira Italian Zaira Spanish
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Entry added February 22, 2011   Contribute