Usage Ancient Greek
Scripts Χιόνις(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsΧιόνης (Chiones in ancient Greek, Chionis in modern Greek). Variant transcription: Khionis.
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Meaning & History
Variant form of Chion.A noted bearer is Chionis of Sparta (7th century BC), an ancient Greek athlete who was most notable for his jumping records in the ancient Olympic Games. Chionis was also credited with winning three consecutive titles in the diaulos and stade between 664, 660, and 656 BC. Chionis' record was not matched until the 480 BC Olympics.