Scripts Αἰγληίς(Ancient Greek)
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Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek Αἰγληίς (Aigleis), a derivative of αἴγλη (aigle) meaning "radiance, splendour" (compare Aegle). In Greek mythology this name belonged to one of the Hyacinthides, the four daughters of Hyacinthus the Lacedaemonian, who was said to have moved to Athens and, in compliance with an oracle, to have caused his daughters to be sacrificed by the Athenians on the tomb of the Cyclops Geraestus for the purpose of delivering the city from famine and the plague, under which it was suffering during the war with Minos.