Zenobia
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Given Name ZENOBIA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ζηνοβια (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ZDE-NO-BEE-A (Classical Greek), zə-NO-bee-ə (English)   [details]
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.
Categories
history, queens, queens regnant
Related Names
MASCULINE FORM: Zenobios
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Zenovia, Zinovia (Greek), Zinoviya (Russian), Zinoviya (Ukrainian)
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