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Gender Feminine
Scripts Πολυξενη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. pə-LIK-sin-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Πολυξενη (Polyxene), which was from the word πολυξενος (polyxenos) meaning "entertaining many guests, very hospitable", itself derived from πολυς (polys) "many" and ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest". In Greek legend she was a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, beloved by Achilles. After the Trojan War, Achilles' son Neoptolemus sacrificed her.
Other Languages & CulturesPolyxeni(Greek) Polissena(Italian)


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