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ScriptsΑρεθουσα Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

From Greek Αρεθουσα (Arethousa), which is possibly derived from αρδω (ardo) "water" and θοος (thoos) "quick, nimble". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into a fountain.
VariantArethousa

Categories

Charles Dickens characters, Greek mythology, Latinizations, nymphs, uncertain etymology, water
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute