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GenderMasculine
ScriptsΜεθοδιος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.mə-THO-dee-əs English
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
VariantMethodios
Other Languages & CulturesMetoděj Czech Metodij, Metodija Macedonian Metody Polish Mefodiy Russian Metod Slovak Metod Slovene

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute