PRONOUNCED: ath-ə-NAY-shəs (English) [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Αθανασιος (Athanasios)
, which meant "immortal" from Greek α
, a negative prefix, combined with θανατος (thanatos)
Athanasius was a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria who strongly opposed Arianism.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Atanas, Tase (Bulgarian), Athanasios, Thanasis, Thanos (Greek), Atanas, Atanasij, Tase (Macedonian), Atanase (Romanian), Afanasiy, Afanasy (Russian), Atanasije (Serbian) |