Given Name ANDROMACHE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ανδρομαχη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: AN-DRO-MA-KE (Classical Greek)   [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Greek elements ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος) and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". In Greek legend she was the wife of the Trojan hero Hector. After the fall of Troy Neoptolemus killed her son Astyanax and took her as a concubine.

Categories

Greek mythology, legend, mythology, Shakespearian characters