Gender Masculine
Scripts Ὠρίων(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. AW-REE-AWN(Classical Greek)
o-RIE-ən(English)
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Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, but possibly related to Greek ὅριον (horion) meaning "boundary, limit". Alternatively it may be derived from Akkadian Uru-anna meaning "light of the heavens". This is the name of a constellation, which gets its name from a legendary Greek hunter who was killed by a scorpion sent by the earth goddess Gaia.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020