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  1. Greek Mythology Name Meaning. Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

  2. The word ' nectar' comes, through Latin, from the Greek νέκταρ, nektar. In Greek and Roman mythology nectar was the drink of the gods and conferred immortality on those who drank it. The food of the gods, ambrosia, also conferred immortality.

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    • Academy. The place where Plato taught. From Greek Academeia ”grove of Akademos.” Akademos is a legendary Athenian of the Trojan War tales. His name is thought to mean “of a silent district.”
    • Achilles heal. Achilles was shot in the heel by an arrow during the Trojan War. It killed him. An Achilles heal now refers to someone with some small but significant weakness.
    • Actaeon. The Goddess Artemis turned the huntsman Actaeon into a stag after he saw the Goddess naked. Five battleships from the English Royal Navy were named HMS Actaeon from 1757 to 1831.
    • Adonis. A very handsome guy who became the lover of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. The archetype of a handsome young man. e.g. He’s an Adonis.
  4. Similar translations for "last name" in Greek last adjective Greek τελευταίος name verb Greek καθορίζω ονομάζω διορίζω ονοματίζω κατονομάζω εκλέγω name noun Greek όνομα given name noun Greek βαπτιστικό όνομα μικρό όνομα trade name noun Greek επωνυμία calling name noun Greek παρατσούκλι brand name noun Greek επωνυμία εμπορικό σήμα family name noun

  5. Asteria is a Greek mythology name that means the “Titanus of falling stars.” Athena. Athena was the name of a Greek goddess meaning “the goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, and law and justice.” Aura. Aura is a Greek mythology name meaning “soft breeze.” Cassandra. Cassandra is a Greek mythology name meaning “prophetess.” Clio

  6. May 5, 2014 · If we assume that the name of the Lucan grandfather of Christ is the same as Jesus' outcry on the cross (instead of a confusing transliteration of the Hebrew name Eli), it means My God, or God Of Me. For a meaning of the Hebrew name Eli, NOBSE Study Bible Name List takes the על -part to come from עלה ( 'ala ), meaning to ascend.