Matrona

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Matrona

 

(1) In ancient Rome a freeborn, legally married woman. In the broad sense of the word, the mother of a family, a respectable woman.

(2) In the plural, matronae or matres, female deities in ancient Rome and the provinces (particularly Gaul, Germany, and Britain), considered the protectresses of a given locality or tribal commune.

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References in classic literature ?
"It's I," said a firm, pleasant, woman's voice, and the stern, pockmarked face of Matrona Philimonovna, the nurse, was thrust in at the doorway.
"Well, what is it, Matrona?" queried Stepan Arkadyevitch, going up to her at the door.
Este acercamiento genero la formacion del grupo motor de personas constituido por cuatro profesionales del centro de salud (trabajadora social, enfermera, matrona y psicologa), seis dirigentes sociales integrantes del comite de salud (cinco mujeres y un hombre), y cinco integrantes del equipo de investigadores, que acordaron colaborar con la investigacion.
'It is because the interiors are so hideous!' crowed one matrona, who hadn't been there herself.
Es decir, la Especialidad de Matrona no se creo para satisfacer a un grupo de profesionales de enfermeria que tenian esa aspiracion, se crea para atender una necesidad sanitaria muy concreta de una parte de la poblacion.