Veronica


Veronica

Veronica is a female given name, the Latin form of the Greek name Berenice, Φερονίκη, [cite web|last=Harper|first=Douglas|url=http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Veronica|title=Veronica|work=Online Etymology Dictionary|month=November|year=2001|accessdate=2007-08-24] which in turn is derived from Greek "pherein" (bring) and "nikê" (victory), meaning "she who brings victory". [ [http://www.cedarseed.com/air/greeknames.html Names of Greek origin ] ] [ [http://www.behindthename.com/name/berenice Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Berenice ] ] In medieval etymology, Veronica was sometimes wrongly supposed to derive from Latin "vera" (true) and Greek "eikon" (image). [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15362a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Veronica ] ] Its popularity in medieval and modern times is based mainly on the importance in Christianity of Saint Veronica and her "Veil of Veronica".

Media

*Radio Veronica
*Veronica (TV channel)

Music

*Veronica (singer), an American dance singer
*"Veronica" (song), a song by Elvis Costello
*Veronica Mehta, a British Asian singer
*The Veronicas, the twin sister pop rock group from Australia
*Verónica Orozco, a Colombian actress and singer.

Literature

*"Veronica" is a 2005 novel by Mary Gaitskill
*Veronica Lodge - rich teenage girl in the Archie Comics universe

People

*Veronica Belmont, Internet TV & Webcasting host
*Veronica Campbell-Brown; a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete
*Veronica Castro; Mexican actress
*Veronica De La Cruz; a CNN News anchor
*Veronica Finn; a former pop singer
*Veronica Franco; a poet and courtesan in sixteenth-century Venice
*Veronica Guerin; Irish journalist
*Veronica Giuliani; Italian mystic
*Veronica Lake; American film actress
*Verónica Páez; Argentine marathon runner
*Verónica Ribot; Argentine diver
*Veronica Ruiz de Velasco; a neo-figurative Mexican artist
*Veronica Scott; Fashion designer, Fuchsia CEO, television personality

Places

*Verónica, a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Vero Beach, beach of Florida

cience and technology

*V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. (Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-Wide Index to Computer Archives) - computer search engine for Gopher.
*"Veronica", the Speedwells, a genus of plants.

Television

*Veronica (TV channel), a television channel in The Netherlands
*Veronica Mars, a television series starring Kristen Bell

Other

*Veronica, a technique in Spanish-style bullfighting

References


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  • veronica (1) — {{hw}}{{veronica (1)}{{/hw}}s. f. Pianta erbacea perenne delle Tubiflorali, con fusti gracili e fiori bianchi venati di viola, che cresce presso laghi e paludi. veronica (2) {{hw}}{{veronica (2)}{{/hw}}s. f. Immagine di Gesù Cristo impressa sul… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Veronica — fem. proper name, a variant of Gk. Berenike (see BERENICE (Cf. Berenice)). The popular Saint Veronica (not in the Roman Martyrology) traditionally was a pious woman who wiped the face of Christ when he fell carrying the cross to Calvary. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Veronica — Ve*ron i*ca, n. [LL.; so called from Veronica, a woman who, according to an old legend, as Christ was carrying the cross, wiped his face with a cloth, which received an impression of his countenance; Veronica is fr. MGr. ?, fr. Macedonian ?, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verónica — Planta del género de las escrofularáceas. La infusión de V. officinalis tiene propiedades béquicas y diuréticas dibujo de herbario [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/v/ve.htm#veronica] monografía [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/v/ve.htm#veronica]… …   Diccionario médico

  • verônica — s. f. 1. Imagem do rosto de Jesus, estampada ou pintada num pano com traços vermelhos. 2. Imagem do rosto e corpo de um santo impressa ou gravada em pano, cera, metal, etc. 3.  [Popular] Rosto; cara. 4. Mulher que nas procissões leva a verônica.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • verónica — s. f. 1. Imagem do rosto de Jesus, estampada ou pintada num pano com traços vermelhos. 2. Imagem do rosto e corpo de um santo impressa ou gravada em pano, cera, metal, etc. 3.  [Popular] Rosto; cara. 4. Mulher que nas procissões leva a verônica.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • veronica — ► NOUN 1) a herbaceous plant with upright stems bearing narrow pointed leaves and spikes of blue or purple flowers. 2) a cloth supposedly impressed with an image of Christ s face. ORIGIN from the given name Veronica; sense 2 refers to St Veronica …   English terms dictionary


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