Αἰκατερίνη

Ancient Greek edit

 
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Etymology edit

Uncertain. Often said to be from Ἑκάτη (Hekátē, Hecate), though the Oxford Dictionary of First Names finds this unconvincing. Or, from Ἑκατερ(ός) (Hekater(ós))[1] + -ίνη (-ínē) from ἑκάτερος (hekáteros, each of the two).[2] An early folk etymology to καθαρός (katharós, clean, pure) resulted to Medieval Latin Katerina, Catharīna and descendants.[3]

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Proper noun edit

Αἰκατερῑ́νη (Aikaterī́nēf (genitive Αἰκατερίνης); first declension (Koine)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Catherine or Katharine

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References edit

  1. ^ Ἑκατερός - ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ (since 2011) Dictionaries for Ancient Greek and Latin (in English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch) University of Chicago.
  2. ^ Patrick Hanks and Kate Hardcastle, eds., Oxford Dictionary of First Names, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 154.
  3. ^ Αικατερίνη - Babiniotis, Georgios (2002) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας: [] [Dictionary of Modern Greek (language)] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Kentro Lexikologias [Lexicology Centre], 1st edition 1998, →ISBN.