Given Name EVADNE

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευαδνη (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Ευαδνη (Euadne), from ευ (eu) meaning "good" possibly combined with Cretan Greek αδνος (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek legend Evadne was the wife of Capaneus. After Capaneus was killed by a lightning bolt sent from Zeus she committed suicide by throwing herself onto his burning body.
VARIANT: Euadne

Categories

Discworld characters, Greek mythology, Latinizations, legend, uncertain etymology, virtues
Entry updated February 12, 2018