Given Name SOCRATES

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Σωκρατης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SAHK-rə-teez (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Σωκρατης (Sokrates), which was derived from σως (sos) "whole, unwounded, safe" and κρατος (kratos) "power". This was the name of an important Greek philosopher. He left no writings of his own; virtually everything that we know of his beliefs comes from his pupil Plato. He was sentenced to death for impiety.
VARIANT: Sokrates
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sokratis (Greek)
USER SUBMISSION: Sócrates

Categories

philosophers
Entry updated December 8, 2017