Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Αἰακός(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAeacus (latinized form), Eakos (modern Greek transcription)
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Meaning & History
Meaning uncertain. One source derives the name from the Greek verb ἀΐσσω (aisso) meaning "to run, to dart, to shoot", whilst another source connects the name to the Greek adjective αἰακτός (aiaktos) meaning "lamentable, wailing, miserable". The latter word is ultimately derived from the Greek verb αἰάζω (aiazo) meaning "to cry, to (be)wail".