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Sophia and Sofia may refer to:

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Geography

  • Sofia, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria

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Philosophy

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See also

  • All pages with titles containing "Sophia"

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Wiktionary

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek σοφία (sophia), wisdom).

Proper noun

Singular
Sophia

Plural
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Sophia

  1. A female given name, borne by an early Christian saint, and by European royalty.
  2. (Gnosticism) An Æon (a form of divine being) in the Gnostic tradition.

Quotations

  • 1766 Oliver Goldsmith: The Vicar of Wakefield:
    I intended to call her after Aunt Grizel, but my wife who, during pregnancy, had been reading romances, insisted upon her being called Olivia. In less than another year we had another daughter, and now I was determined that Grizel should be her name; but a rich relation taking a fancy to stand godmother, the girl was, by her directions, called Sophia, so that we had two romantic names in the family, but I solemnly protest I had no hand in it.
  • 1998 Anne Tyler, A Patchwork Planet, A.A.Knopf Inc., page 2:
    Gram said, "Sophia. Would that be an Italian name?" "It came from a great-aunt," Sophia told her, turning briefly in her direction. "Was your great-aunt Italian?" "No, Scottish." "Oh." I knew what Gram was aiming at here. She wanted to find out whether Sophia was Catholic. She poked her headful of pink curlers forward for a moment and looked at me. "Presbyterian, " I told her. "Oh." She sat back again, Oh, well, you could see her thinking, her own daughter had married Episcopal and the sky hadn't fallen in. "It's a pretty name, anyhow," she told Sophia. "Thank you." "I like names that end with an a, don't you? - - -

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Translations


Danish

Proper noun

Sophia

  1. A female given name, variant of Sofie.

German

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Sophia

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Sophia.

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Swedish

Proper noun

Sophia

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Sofia.

Simple English

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Sophia and sofia may mean:

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Spiritual

  • Sophia (gnosticism), gnostic deity
  • Pistis Sophia, gnostic text
  • In the Ben Sirach, wisdom from the Torah.

Music

  • Sophia (indie rock band)
  • SOPHIA, Japanese band
  • Sophia (EP) by The Crüxshadows
  • Sophia (song) by Nerina Pallot

Buildings

  • Hagia Sophia or Saint Sophia, Istanbul
  • Sophia Cathedral in Russia
  • Sophia University in Tokyo

Geographic locations

  • Sofia
  • Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Sophia, West Virginia

Science

  • Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
  • 251 Sophia, asteroid

Other

  • Sophia from the Blaster Master video-game series

Other pages

  • People named Sophia
  • Sofia (disambiguation)








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