Usage Late Greek
Scripts Εὐαγγελίος, Εὐαγγέλιος(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsEuaggelios
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Meaning & History
Derived from either the Greek noun εὐαγγελία (euangelia) meaning "good tidings" (see Evangelia) or from the Greek adjective εὐάγγελος (euangelos) meaning "bringing good news" (see Evangelos).It should also be noted that Euangelios (Evangelius in Latin) was the name of the 8th month of the ancient Asianian calendar, which was used in the Roman province of Asia (also known as Asiana) until the 7th century AD. The territory had first belonged to the Greeks before being annexed by Rome in the 2nd century BC.