Scripts Αιγινα(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAigina, Aiginê
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 10/14/2007
From the Greek Αιγινη (Aigine), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps an alternative name for the plant known as Etruscan honeysuckle in English. In Greek mythology she was a naiad loved by ZEUS, who abducted her in the form of an eagle, carrying her off to the island of Attica. Their son AEACUS became the monarch of the island, which he renamed Aegina after her.