Usage English (Archaic)
Pronounced Pron. ee-DO-nay, id-O-nay
Other Forms FormsIðunn, Idonea, Idony
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 10/24/2015
An Old English name that later became Idonea, possibly to feminise it. 19th century author Charlotte Mary Yonge writes that the derivation of Idonae from Iðunn is almost certain, noting that although Idonae may be "the feminine of the Latin idoneus (fit), its absence in the Romance countries may be taken as an indication that it was a mere classicalizing of the northern goddess of the apples of youth.