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Pronounced Pron. Al-KEES-tee [key]
A name inspired by ALCESTIS
, though it probably had more influence from the Greek version Greek Ἄλκηστις (ALKESTIS
), meaning "defense, defensive strength, valour". It was chosen by Adelinde Weiss, wife of the astronomer Edmund Weiss, for the name of an asteroid discovered by C.H.F. Peters.