Usage Late Roman
Other Forms FormsDomentius
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 5/28/2013
This name is perhaps best known for being the name of saint Dometius of Persia (4rd century AD), who is also frequently mentioned as Domitius in relevant sources. Since most sources claim that the name Dometius is of Latin origin and virtually means "to tame", it is most likely a variant form of the name Domitius. However, there are a few sources that state that Dometius is of Greek origin. That is quite doubtful, but not necessarily impossible. The original Greek form of the name would then be Δομέτιος (Dometios), and it might be derived from Greek δόμεναι (domenai) meaning "to give". Alternatively, derivation or relation to Greek δομάω (domaō) meaning "to build" - ultimately from Greek δομή (domē) "building" - is also possible. But again, derivation from Greek is unlikely for the name Dometius - derivation from Latin is the most plausible option.