Gender Feminine
Scripts Διδώ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. DEE-do(Latin)
DIE-do(English)
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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, probably of Phoenician origin. Dido, also called Elissa, was the queen of Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid. She threw herself upon a funeral pyre after Aeneas left her. Virgil based the story on earlier Greco-Roman accounts.

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Entry updated April 25, 2021