Etymology
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Swansea 

a Scandinavian name, probably literally "Sveinn's Island."

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Tuscarora 

Iroquoian people originally inhabiting what is now North Carolina, 1640s, from Catawba (Siouan) /taskarude:/, literally "dry-salt eater," a folk-etymologizing of the people's name for themselves, Tuscarora (Iroquoian) /skaru:re/, literally "hemp-gatherers."

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Vera 

fem. proper name, from Latin, literally "true" (see very).

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Esmerelda 

fem. proper name, from Spanish, literally "emerald."

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Flaherty 

surname, Irish Flaithbheartach, literally "Bright-Ruler."

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Perry 

surname attested from late 12c., literally "dweller by the pear tree."

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Elihu 

masc. proper name, Hebrew, literally "he is my God."

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Lhasa 

capital of Tibet, Tibetan, literally "city of the gods," from lha "god" + sa "city." The Lhasa apso type of dog is so called from 1935 in English, from Tibetan, literally "Lhasa terrier." Earlier name in English was Lhasa terrier (1894).

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Hillel 

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "he praised."

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Hispania 

Latin name for the Iberian peninsula, literally "country of the Spaniards;" see Hispanic.

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