Rowena

Rowena
Rowena f
English: apparently a Latinized form of a Saxon name (of uncertain original form and derivation, perhaps composed of the Germanic elements hrōd fame + wynn joy). It first occurs in the Latin chronicles of Geoffrey of Mon-mouth (12th century) as the name of a daughter of the Saxon invader Hengist, and was taken up by Sir Walter Scott as the name of a Saxon woman, Lady Rowena of Hargottstanstede, who marries the eponymous hero of his novel Ivanhoe (1819).

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  • Rowena — was the daughter of the Anglo Saxon leader Hengest and a wife of the Briton High King Vortigern, according to British legend. Described as a beautiful femme fatale, she won her people the Kingdom of Kent through her scheming seduction of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Rowena — Rowena, OR U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 148 Housing Units (2000): 89 Land area (2000): 1.857119 sq. miles (4.809915 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.857119 sq. miles …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Rowena, OR — U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 148 Housing Units (2000): 89 Land area (2000): 1.857119 sq. miles (4.809915 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.857119 sq. miles (4.809915… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Rowena — [rō ē′nə] n. [< ? OE * Hrothwina < hroth, fame, akin to OHG hruod (see ROBERT1) + wina, a friend, fem. of wine: see EDWIN] a feminine name …   English World dictionary

  • Rowena — This rare and interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a metronymic from the female given name Rowena. The name is believed to have derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century Hrothwyn , composed of the elements hreod , fame, with… …   Surnames reference

  • Rowena — 31°38′50″N 100°02′46″O / 31.64722, 100.04611 Rowena est une communauté située dans le comté du sud ouest du Comt …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rowena — englischer Name, Bedeutungszusammensetzung aus: »Ruhm« und »Freundin«. Bekannt durch Ivanhoes Frau Rowena in Walter Scotts Roman »Ivanhoe« (1820) …   Deutsch namen

  • Rowena (disambiguation) — Rowena is a figure in Geoffrey of Monmouth s Historia Regum Britanniae , the daughter of the Saxon king Hengest and wife of Vortigern.Rowena can also refer to:* Rowena King, actress * Rowena Meeks Abdy (1887 1945), 20th century American painter * …   Wikipedia

  • Rowena, South Dakota — Rowena is an unincorporated community in Minnehaha County, South Dakota along South Dakota State Highway 42.Rowena is located at coord|43|31|13|N|96|33|20|W|, just over a mile north of the border with Iowa, about 5 miles east of Sioux Falls, and… …   Wikipedia

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