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Gender Feminine
Scripts Δημητηρ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DEH-MEH-TEHR(Classical Greek)
də-MEET-ər(English)
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Meaning & History

Possibly means "earth mother", derived from Greek δα (da) meaning "earth" and μητηρ (meter) meaning "mother". In Greek mythology Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, the daughter of Cronus, the sister of Zeus, and the mother of Persephone. She was an important figure in the Eleusinian Mysteries, which were secret rites performed at Eleusis near Athens.
Other Languages & CulturesDemetria(Ancient Greek) Demetria(English) Demetra, Dimitra, Demi, Dimi(Greek) Demetra(Italian) Demetra, Dumitra(Romanian)
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