Usage Late Greek (Latinized)
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Contributor Contrib.Ambiversion on 6/6/2015
Latinized form of the Greek feminine given name Συγκλητική (Synkletike), which is derived from the Greek adjective συγκλητικός (synkletikos) - also found spelled as sugkletikos - meaning "of senatorial rank".The word is ultimately derived from Greek σύγκλητος (synkletos) - also found spelled as sugkletos - which originally meant "called together, summoned" but later came to mean "senate, council, assembly" (possibly in reference to the Byzantine Senate). It is a compound word that consists of Greek σύν (syn) "beside, with, together" combined with Greek κλητέος (kleteos) meaning "to be called, to be named". The latter element is ultimately derived from the Greek verb κλέω (kleo) meaning "to call". Also compare the Greek verb κλητεύω (kleteuo) meaning "to summon into court".Syncletica is the name of two saints of the Orthodox Church, one of which is Syncletica of Alexandria (4th century AD).