What is the difference between lorraine and laura?

lorraine | laura |

Lorraine is a related term of laura.

As a adjective lorraine

is .

As a noun laura is

(roman catholic church ) a number of hermitages or cells in the same neighborhood occupied by anchorites who were under the same superior.


Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A region located to the south of Luxembourg and to the east of Alsace, and now part of France, which changed hands between France and Germany several times throughout history.
  • from the French place name, associated with Laura by folk etymology.
  • Derived terms

    * quiche lorraine/quiche Lorraine



    (wikipedia Laura)

    Alternative forms

    * Lora (rare)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act II, Scene IV:
  • Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in; Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her;
  • * 1960 Peter S. Beagle: A Fine And Private Place . Random House Publishing, 1982:The Fantasy Worlds of Peter Beagle. ISBN 0345300815 page 258:
  • Laura was saying something. A mellifluous name, he thought. I wish she were far away, so I could call her.

    Usage notes

    * Also used as a feminine equivalent of Laurence.


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