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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ζηνοβια(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ZDEH-NO-BEE-A(Classical Greek)
zə-NO-bee-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνο (Zeno), a prefix form of the name of ZEUS, combined with βιος (bios) "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title 'Queen of the East' and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated by Emperor Aurelian. Her Greek name was used as an approximation of her native Aramaic name.
Masculine FormZenobios
Other Languages & CulturesZenovia, Zinovia(Greek) Zinoviya(Russian) Zinoviya(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionZenóbia

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Queen Zenobia's Last Look Upon Palmyra by Herbert Schmalz (1888)Queen Zenobia's Last Look Upon Palmyra by Herbert Schmalz (1888)

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