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Norma (female name) is a popular girl's name. Norma may also refer to:

In science and technology:

Places:

  • Norma (LT), a city in the province of Latina, Italy
  • Normafa (lit. "Norma tree"), a popular tourist destination in Budapest, Hungary

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Tropical systems:

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology 1

Coined name of an imaginary Celtic priestess in Bellini's opera Norma (1831). Sometimes explained as Latin norma (pattern, model), or as a feminine form of Norman

Proper noun

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Norma

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Norma

  1. A female given name.
    • 1966 Agatha Christie, Third Girl, page 6:
      I wish I could remember that girl's Christian name. Something connected with a song...Thora? Speak to me, Thora, Thora, Thora. Something like that, or Myra? Myra, oh Myra my love is all for thee... Norma? Or do I mean Maritana? Norma - Norma Restarick. That's right, I'm sure.
Usage notes
  • Popular in the U.S.A. in the 1930s.

Etymology 2

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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin norma (a carpenter's square).

Proper noun

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Norma

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Norma

  1. (astronomy) An inconspicuous constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a carpenter's square. It lies south of the constellations Scorpius and Centaurus.
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Simple English

Norma is an Italian opera in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini, first performed at La Scala in Milan, on December 26, 1831, libretto by Felice Romani, after Louis Alexandre Soumet's play Norma ou l'infanticide. Bellini's masterpiece and one of the finest bel canto operas, the title role is one of the most demanding in the entire Italian repertory. Sopranos Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland and Montserrat Caballé have been amongst the best exponents of the role in recent years.

Principal roles

Sources

  • The Complete Dictionnary of Opera & Operetta, James Anderson, Wings Books, 1989.







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