Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Δαίφρων(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsDaephron (latinized)
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Meaning & History
The meaning of the first element of this name is uncertain. It could be derived from the Greek verb δαίω (daio) meaning "to divide" or from the related Greek verb δαίζω (daizo) meaning "to cleave (asunder)". A derivation from Greek δάιος (daios) meaning "battle" is also a possibility. Lastly, this element could also be derived from either of the Greek verbs δαῆναι (daenai) and δαείω (daeio), both of which are (dialectal) variants of the Greek verb δάω (dao) meaning "to learn" as well as "to know".The second element of this name is derived from either the Greek noun φρόνις (phronis) meaning "prudence, wisdom" or the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded". Both words are ultimately derived from the Greek noun φρήν (phren) meaning "midriff" as well as "mind, intellect, wits".In Greek mythology, the name Daiphron is carried by two men who are each married to a Danaid. One of them is married to Adiante and the other is married to Scaea.