Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Ὄχιμος(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsOkhimos
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Meaning & History
Probably derived from the Greek verb ὀχέω (ocheo) meaning "to bear, to carry, to hold fast, to sustain", which is closely related to the Greek verb ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess". Also compare the Greek noun ὄχος (ochos) meaning "carriage, chariot, wagon". Another Greek noun that is etymologically related is ὀχή (oche) meaning "prop, support" as well as "nourishment, food". Last but not least, it might be interesting to know that on the Greek island of Euboea there is a mountain called Ochi Mountain (sometimes also Oche Mountain), the name of which should also be etymologically related.