Usage Late Greek
Other Forms FormsElpidiphoros, Elpidophoros
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 6/6/2013
Means "bringing hope", derived from Greek ελπις (elpis) meaning "hope, expectation" combined with Greek φορεω (phoreo) meaning "to bring, to carry, to bear". For the latter element, also compare Greek φερω (phero), which has the same meaning. Also compare Elpidios (see Elpidius).