- (in Dante’s Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy) a symbolic figure developed from the person whom Dante first saw as a child and loved as an ideal of womanhood.
- a city in SE Nebraska.
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one who brings joy.”
fem. proper name, from French Béatrice, from Latin beatrix, fem. of beatricem “who makes happy,” from beatus “happy” (see beatitude).