|Subject:||Re: Origins of names|
|Author:||Pavlos (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||August 18, 2003 at 5:20:23 AM|
|Reply to:||Origins of names by Hironori Miyamatsu|
Back from vacations 'n' ready for action. Here goes!
Peisistatos = An archetypal minitaristic name, derived from "peitho" (= to convince, persuade) and "stratos" (army). The name therefore means "he who persuades the army". Namesakes include the son of Nestor, and a tyrant of Athens.
Kleisthenes = derived from "kleos" (glory) and "sthenos" (strength, courage). He was father of the beautiful Agariste.
Aischylos = derived from "aischos" (shame). Could mean "he who brings his foes to shame". Not surprisingly, he invented tragedy.
Euripides = You rippy dis, you fixy dis!! But seriously, the name is derived from "eu" (good) and "ripe" (to throw, cast, shoot, ejaculate). Could imply a "sweeping, vehement". The most dramatic of Greek tragedists.
Pythagoras = From "pythios" (related to Apollo's delphic claivoyant Pytheia) and "agora" (market). Implies "one who can reveal things". I guess a modern interpretation could be "he who can predict stock prices". Hypotenuses will never be the same!
Thukydides = From "theou" (of God) and "kydos" (kudos), which means "glory of the Gods". He was a big time historian.
Eukleides = From "eu" (good) and "kleos" (glory). Means glorious fellow. He was King of Sparta.
Hironori Miyamatsu = Oi! I'm thorny Samurai (Anagram Oracle)
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