|Author:||Cleveland Kent Evans (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)|
|Date:||February 13, 2006 at 12:57:12 PM|
|Reply to:||Pitirim?? by Elfstone|
I haven't been able to find its linguistic origin, but the name Pitirim obviously came to Russia because it was the name of St. Pitirim, a follower of St. Anthony who lived in Egypt in the 4th century A.D. His name is therefore probably either Greek or Coptic in origin. Perhaps one of the Greek experts on this site could help.
See November 29 on this page for a short description of St. Pitirim:
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