prima donna, diva(noun)
a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
Any female celebrity, usually a well known singer or actress.
A person who may be considered or who considers herself (or by extension himself) much more important than others, has high expectations of others and who is extremely demanding and fussy when it comes to personal privileges.
Origin: From diva' “diva, goddess”, from diva “goddess”, female of divus “divine, divine one; notably a deified mortal”.
A diva is a celebrated female singer; a woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, and by extension in theatre, cinema and popular music. The meaning of diva is closely related to that of prima donna. The word entered the English language in the late 19th century. It is derived from the Italian noun diva, a female deity. The plural of the word in English is "divas"; in Italian, dive. The basic sense of the term is goddess, the feminine of the Latin word divus, someone deified after death, or Latin deus, a god. The word is cognate with the Hindu term Devi meaning goddess which in turn originates from the ancient Sanskrit language, one of the earliest Indo-European languages; the word is also cognate with the Avestan term denoting the Zoroastrian concept of the Daevas and with the Lithuanian word deivė, meaning a female deity. The male form divo exists in Italian and is usually reserved for the most prominent leading tenors, like Enrico Caruso and Beniamino Gigli. The Italian term divismo describes the star-making system in the film industry. In contemporary Italian, diva and divo simply denote much-admired celebrities, especially film actresses and actors, and can be translated as " star".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dī′va, n. a popular female singer: a prima-donna. [It.,—L. diva, fem. of divus, divine.]
The numerical value of DIVA in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of DIVA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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She went out to dance every lunch hour, she was such a perfectionist and so disciplined. She started as a dancer, so she did that all the time. She could have been a diva, but she never was. She really was the Mary you wanted her to be.
Ms. Brown described herself in an interview as a government contractor — ‘almost like a broker,’ she said — who does not keep employees or specialize in any field but is able to procure subcontracted work as needed, and get a cut of the money along the way. She claims a fashion line and has several self-published books, and describes herself on Twitter as ‘A Diva, Mogul, Author, Idealist with scars to prove it,’.
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