Usage Ancient Greek
Scripts Ὄρσιππος(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsOrsippus (latinized form)
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Meaning & History
The first element of this name is uncertain. It might possibly be derived from ὄρσω (orso), the future case of the Greek verb ὄρνυμι (ornymi) meaning "to awaken, to arouse" as well as "to raise, to excite" and "to stir up". Another possibility might be ὀρσός (orsos), the Laconian form of the adjective ὀρθός (orthos) meaning "straight, upright" as well as "righteous, just". Laconian (also known as Laconic) was a dialect of Doric Greek.The second element of this name is derived from the Greek noun ἵππος (hippos) meaning "horse".Orsippos was the name of an Olympic victor (720 BC) from the city of Megara in the Greek region of Attica.