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Scripts Ὠριγένης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. AWR-i-jən(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Greek name Ὠριγένης (Origenes), which was possibly derived from the name of the Egyptian god HORUS combined with γενής (genes) meaning "born". Origen was a 3rd-century theologian from Alexandria. Long after his death some of his writings were declared heretical, hence he is not regarded as a saint.

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