Ἑλένη

See also: ἑλένη and Ελένη

Ancient GreekEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Feminine form of Ἕλενος (Hélenos), possibly from ἑλένη (helénē, torch, shining) (which is probably from Pre-Greek), [1] or related to Σελήνη (Selḗnē, moon).[2]

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Proper nounEdit

Ἑλένη (Helénēf (genitive Ἑλένης); first declension

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Helen

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page Ἑλένη
  2. ^ helen’ in Behind the Name, Mike Campbell, 1996.

Further readingEdit

  • Ἑλένη”, in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • Ἑλένη in the Diccionario Griego–Español en línea (2006–2023)
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,012