Celestina

Celestina

old, evil procuress hired as go-between. [Span. Lit.: Celestina]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The police said that prior to the incident, the mother of the victim, Celestina Carit, claimed that Senator secretly left their house to read the text message he received.
Moises Padilla Mayor Magdaleno Peaa, who lost to Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo, filed an election protest before the RTC in this city.
Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo, who survived the April 25 ambush, earlier appealed for help from the President following the killing of her nephew, Michael, and brother Mark.
Delta State has the highest number of five nominees and the successful candidates are Dafe Celestina Idise, Egwu Joe, Okorodas Anthony Ezonfade (Dr.), Ideh Blessing Adaoleh , and Edun Ajueyitsi Joshua.
Examples include Sabina, a former Muslim slave turned hechicera in Mateo Aleman's Segunda parte de Guzman de Alfarache (1604); Aldonza de San Pedro, mother of Pablos and an alcahueta-prostituta in Francisco de Quevedo's Historia de la vida del Buscon (1626); and Zara, a Muslim slave turned hechicera, in Alonso Jeronimo de Salas Barbadillo's La hija de Celestina (1612).
Not even the Wau town mayor, Celestina Livio Buhara and her two deputies were spared by the governor's gubernatorial decree.
Scholars of Spanish literature provide background and insights for understanding the Spanish novel Celestina, the first bestseller of Spanish literature.