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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΚλεοπατρα Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.klee-o-PAT-rə English
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Meaning & History

From the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant "glory of the father", derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος), This was the name of queens of Egypt from the Ptolemaic royal family, including Cleopatra VII, the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. After being defeated by Augustus she committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606) is based on her.
Masculine FormKleopatros
Other Languages & CulturesCleo English Cléo French

Images

Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae by Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1896)Cleopatra on the Terraces of Philae by Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1896)

Categories

Charles Dickens characters, Greek mythology, literature, mythology, Orthodox Saints, pharaohs, queens, queens regnant, saints, Shakespearean characters, song titles
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute