Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἀλκιβιάδης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbi.a.deːs/(Latin) /ˌæl.sə.ˈbaɪ.ə.diz/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀλκιβιάδης (Alkibiades), derived from ἀλκή (alke) meaning "strength, prowess" and βία (bia) meaning "force" with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). This was the name of a notable Greek statesman and general during the Peloponnesian War. He changed allegiance from Athens to Sparta and back again during the course of the war. He features in Shakespeare's tragedy Timon of Athens (1607).

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Entry updated June 9, 2023